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CTR Exam Preparation

The Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR®) credential is a nationally recognized mark of achievement that demonstrates a requisite knowledge and professional competence needed within the cancer registry. The process to become a CTR ensures that individuals have met or exceeded the standard level of experience and technical knowledge required for effective cancer data management. NCRA offers candidates several tools to prepare for the exam, including an online practice test (updated for 2019), upcoming Live CTR Exam Prep Workshop and the NCRA Study Guide for the CTR Exam: 2019 Edition. Information regarding these tools can be found under CTR Prep Activities and CTR Prep Publications.

To learn more about becoming a cancer registrar and earning the CTR credential, view Become a Cancer Registrar and Earn the CTR.


  • CTR Prep Activities - These activities include the upcoming Live CTR Exam Prep Workshops and the online practice test for the CTR Exam (updated  for 2019).
  • CTR Prep Publications - Includes publications used to assist candidates with studying for the CTR Exam. These publications include the NCRA Study Guide for the CTR Exam, 2019 Edition and the Cancer Registry Management: Principles and Practices for Hospitals and Central Registries (Third Edition).

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