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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.


Upcoming CTR Exam Prep Virtual Workshop

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Virtual CTR Exam Prep Workshop: Hands-On Strategies for the Open-Book Section

This virtual workshop will focus exclusively on the open-book portion of the CTR exam. Presented live on Tuesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET. Click on the title above for more details.

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CTR Exam Online Practice Test 

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.

For more detailed information, click on the titles below.

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CTR Exam Online Practice Test (One Time Access)

How much do you know? Use NCRA's Online CTR Exam Practice Test to assess your knowledge and understanding of the content areas for the 2022 exam.
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CTR Exam Online Practice Test (Unlimited Use for 60 Days)

How much do you know? Use NCRA's Online CTR Exam Practice Test to assess your knowledge and understanding of the content areas for the 2022 exam.

2022 CTR Exam Prep Archived Series - Now Available

The current archived webinars are from the most recent 2022 Live CTR Exam Prep Workshop. Each session is designed to prepare candidates for the CTR Exam. Developed and facilitated by a team of experienced NCRA-member CTRs and allied-health educators, the sessions provide a review of all aspects of the exam’s six domains of practice. The faculty has designed the sessions to provide a comprehensive review of materials. Each session contains the presentation slides, presentation video, and any other materials. Once purchased, the activity will automatically load into the My Learning Activities page. Enrollment period for each activity expires on November 7, 2022.

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Part I: Casefinding and Solid Tumor Rules

A thorough review of casefinding and Solid Tumor Rules will be covered in this presentation.
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Part II: Abstracting & Coding I

Review the STORE Manual and assigning site-specific surgery codes.
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Part III: Abstracting & Coding II

Review AJCC TNM 8th Edition staging, Summary Stage 2018, EOD, SSDIs, and SSFs.
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Part IV: Abstracting & Coding III

The instructor will discuss the standard of care for treatment, illustrate the coding of first course treatment, and will guide you though the web sites of SEER Rx and the NCCN Guidelines.
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Part V: Analysis & Data Usage

Review the fundamentals of statistics, statistical validity, survival analysis principles, data base management, and principles of epidemiology.
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Part VI: Follow-Up and Data Quality Assurance

The faculty will address the different areas follow-up and data quality assurance.
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Part VII: Cancer Program Accreditations

The faculty will review the Commission on Cancer (CoC) program accreditation and the standards. They will also address the role of the Cancer Committee and the Cancer Conference.
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Part VIII: Registry Organization & Operations

Review the components of the cancer program, confidentiality, legal requirements and HIPAA regulations.

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