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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 gaging 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.

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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