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CTR Exam Prep Activities

NCRA offers candidates several online educational tools to prepare for the CTR Exam, including an online practice test (updated for 2022) and the Live Online CTR Prep Workshop. There are also several publications available to assist in preparing for the exam, including the NCRA Study Guide for the CTR Exam, 2022 Edition and the Cancer Registry Management: Principles and Practices for Hospitals and Central Registries (Third and Fourth Editions) textbook.

To learn more about the exam, including upcoming testing dates, locations, eligibility requirements, and resources, click on the fact sheet below and visit the CTR Exam Website.

Note: NCRA makes no claims that by using any of its study tools, a candidate will pass the examination.


2023 CTR Exam Prep Webinar Series

The series includes seven, 90-minute webinars designed to prepare candidates for the CTR Exam. Developed and facilitated by a team of experienced NCRA-member CTRs and allied-health educators, the workshop provides a review of all aspects of the exam’s core competencies. The faculty has designed the webinars to provide a comprehensive review of materials with hands-on exercises.  The webianrs will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Januray 24, 2022. All 90-minute webinars begin at 2:00 PM ET. Once purchased, the webinar activities will automatically load into the My Learning Activities page. Participants will have access to the recordings within each webinar activity on the My Learning Activities page through November 11, 2023.

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2023 CTR Exam Prep Webinar Series (7-Webinars)

Purchase the entire 2023 series (7-webinars) and save 15%. The deadline to purchase the series is January 19, 2023. The individual webinars can be purchased below.
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Webinar I: Casefinding and Solid Tumor Rules (STR)

A thorough review of casefinding and Solid Tumor Rules will be covered in this presentation. This live presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.
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Webinar II: Abstracting & Coding I

Review the STORE Manual and assigning site-specific surgery codes. This live presentation is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.
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Webinar III: Abstracting & Coding II

Review AJCC TNM 8th Edition staging, Summary Stage 2018, EOD, SSDIs, and SSFs. This live webinar presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.
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Webinar IV: Abstracting & Coding III

Review the standard of care for treatment, illustrate the coding of first course treatment, and discuss related web resources. This live presentation is scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.
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Webinar V: Data Usage, Analysis and Quality Assurance

Review the fundamentals of statistics, statistical validity, survival analysis principles, data base management, and principles of epidemiology. This live presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.
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Webinar VI: Cancer Program Accreditations

Review the Commission on Cancer (CoC) program accreditation standards, the Cancer Committee, and the Cancer Conference. This live presentation is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.
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Webinar VII: Follow-Up, Registry Organization and Operations

Review the components of the cancer program, confidentiality, legal requirements and HIPAA regulations. This live presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.

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CTR Exam Online Practice Test - NCRA is updating the test for 2023. Please check back in late December.

The online CTR Exam Practice Test was created to assist individuals in studying for the CTR Exam. It is an assessment tool to aid individuals in gauging their understanding of the different content areas. The questions are organized by the Domains of Competencies as identified by the Council on Certification. Two options are offered - one time access and unlimited use for 60 days. Once purchased, the practice test will automatically load into your Enrollments on the My Learning Activities page.

  • One Time Access - gives participants up to 30 days to complete each section of the test one time. 
  • Unlimited Use for 60 Days - gives participants up to 60 days to completed each section of the test as many times as they would like.

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