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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 2016) 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, 2016 Edition and the Cancer Registry Management: Principles and Practices for Hospitals and Central Registries (Third Edition) 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.

Fact Sheets:


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 six 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.

CTR Prep
Member
$65.00
Non-Member
$105.00

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 2016 exam.
CTR Prep
Member
$180.00
Non-Member
$220.00

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 2016 exam. Have unlimited use of the test for 60 days.

2017 Winter CTR Exam Prep Live Online Workshop

The workshop is a series of nine, 90-minute live online 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 six domains of practice. The faculty has designed the sessions to provide a comprehensive review of materials with hands-on exercises and instructor interaction. Click on the title of each webinar session to view detailed information about the session. All webinars begin at 2:00 p.m. ET.

CTR Prep
Member
$45.00
Non-Member
$60.00

LIVE Webinar I: Core Knowledge

Live webinar presented on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET. Review of chapters 1 and 2 of the NCRA Study Guide for the CTR Exam: 2017 Edition, with emphasis on the anatomy and the five major sites addressed in the exam.
CTR Prep
Member
$45.00
Non-Member
$60.00

LIVE Webinar II: Casefinding, ICD-O-3 Coding, MPH Coding Rules, and Hematopoietic Manual & Database

Live webinar presented on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET. Review casefinding, ICD-O-3 coding, MPH coding rules and the Hemtopoietic Manual & Database.
CTR Prep
Member
$45.00
Non-Member
$60.00

LIVE Webinar III: Data Analysis and Reporting

Live webinar to be presented on Tuesday, January 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET. Review data analysis and reporting.
CTR Prep
Member
$45.00
Non-Member
$60.00

LIVE Webinar IV: AJCC TNM Staging (Manual/Handbook & Errata)

Live webinar to be presented on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET. Review the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual/Handbook and the errata.
CTR Prep
Member
$45.00
Non-Member
$60.00

LIVE Webinar V: Data Usage, Follow-up, Survivorship, Outcomes/HIPAA, Confidentiality & Privacy

Live webinar presented on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET. Review data usage, follow-up, survivorship, outcomes/HIPAA, and confidentiality and privacy rules.
CTR Prep
Member
$45.00
Non-Member
$60.00

LIVE Webinar VI: CoC Standards, Cancer Committee and Cancer Conference

Live webinar to be presented on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET. Review CoC standards, cancer committee and cancer conference role and responsibilities.
CTR Prep
Member
$45.00
Non-Member
$60.00

LIVE Webinar VII: Operations and Management, and Quality Assurance

Live webinar to be presented on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET. Review cancer registry operations and management, and quality assurance within the registry.
CTR Prep
Member
$45.00
Non-Member
$60.00

LIVE Webinar VIII: Abstracting-Data Fields in FORDS

Live webinar presented on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET. Review abstracting and coding.
CTR Prep
Member
$45.00
Non-Member
$60.00

LIVE Webinar IX: Central Cancer Registries, Test Strategy and Study Tips

Live webinar to be presented on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET. Review central cancer registries, test strategies and study tips.
Live Subscription
Member
$365.00
Non-Member
$485.00

NCRA's Online CTR Exam Prep Live Workshop - 9 Part Series

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Need to mail or fax in your registration? Download the hard copy form below.


2016 CTR Exam Prep Archived Series

The current archived sessions are from the 2016 Live CTR Exam Prep Workshop. Each session contains the presentation slides, presentation video, and practice exercises with answers. Once purchased, find the prep activities loaded into the My Learning Activities page. Enrollment period is 180 days.

CTR Prep
Member
$25.00
Non-Member
$40.00

Part I: Core Knowledge (Types of Treatment, Staging Systems, Grade, Site Examples)

Review the body's system and principles of oncology. Presented by Sharmen Dye, CTR. Information updated January 27, 2016.
CTR Prep
Member
$25.00
Non-Member
$40.00

Part II: Casefinding, ICD-O-3 Coding, MPH Coding Rules, Hematopoietic Manual & Database

Getting ready to take the CTR Exam? Review Casefinding, ICD-O-3 Coding, MPH Coding Rules and the Hematopoietic Manual & Database. Presented by Dana Lloyd, MS, RHIA, CTR and Nancy Etzold, CTR. Information updated January 27, 2016.
CTR Prep
Member
$25.00
Non-Member
$40.00

Part III: Data Analysis and Data Usage

Review data analysis and data usage with Dana Lloyd, MS, RHIA, CTR and Sharmen Dye, CTR. Updated January 29, 2016.
CTR Prep
Member
$25.00
Non-Member
$40.00

Part IV: AJCC TNM Staging (Manual/Handbook & Errata)

Review the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and quality assurance. Updated on February 2, 2016.
CTR Prep
Member
$25.00
Non-Member
$40.00

Part V: Follow-up, Survivorship, Outcomes/HIPAA, Confidentiality & Privacy

Getting ready to take the CTR Exam? Presented by Donna Gress, RHIT, CTR and Sharmen Dye, CTR. Updated on February 4, 2016.
CTR Prep
Member
$25.00
Non-Member
$40.00

Part VI: CoC Standards, Cancer Committee and Cancer Conference

Review CoC standards, cancer committee and cancer conference with Sharmen Dye, CTR and Nancy Etzold, CTR. Updated February 10, 2016.
CTR Prep
Member
$25.00
Non-Member
$40.00

Part VII: Registry Operations and Management, Quality Assurance

Review registry operations and management, and quality assurance with Nancy Etzold and Donna Gress, RHIT, CTR. Updated February 17, 2016.
CTR Prep
Member
$25.00
Non-Member
$40.00

Part VIII: Abstracting-Data Fields in FORDS

Review the principles of abstracting and coding. Updated February 17, 2016.
CTR Prep
Member
$25.00
Non-Member
$40.00

Part IX: Central Cancer Registries, Test Strategy and Study Tips

Review information pertaining to central cancer registries and receive tips for taking the exam. Updated February 19, 2016.

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