FAQ: Transcripts for your CTR Exam Application
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Welcome to National Cancer Registrars Association's Council on Certification Web site. The National Cancer Registrars Association’s (NCRA) Council on Certification promotes standardization in the collection and use of cancer data through examination and certification of Cancer Registrars and other cancer data specialists. The CTR®, Certified Tumor Registrar, credential marks achievement, fosters professional pride, and is nationally recognized in recruitment and retention of registry personnel.
2013 CTR Exam
Application due by January 31, 2013
September 7-21, 2013
Application due by July 31, 2013
The exam is a total of 4.5 hours; 3 hours maximum is allotted for Part I. After completing the first 200 items (Part I), candidates will indicate they are completely finished with Part I since they will NOT be able to go back to the first 200 items after the break. There will be a mandatory break in between Parts I & II to allow for the introduction of the reference materials needed for Part II. Any extra time from Part I may be carried over to Part II, which is a minimum of 1.5 hours.
There's no official "break" during the first part of the exam, but a candidate is allowed a restroom break (if requested), but time will continue to count down. For test security reasons, candidates must leave personal belongings in the testing room. Read more test center FAQs.
The passing score is 175 questions (out of 250 questions).
All questions are multiple-choice.
Take a demo of Computer-Based Testing.
Immediate reporting of test results for the Computer-based Exams will be available to candidates.
General concepts of SEER's 2007 Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules will be tested in the closed-book and open-book parts.
list of resources and references.
30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CTR
2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the CTR credential. Since 1983, this nationally recognized credential sets the standard for professional excellence in the cancer registry field and is widely used in the recruitment and retention of registry personnel. In the past 30 years, over 7,000 individuals have attained the CTR credential and more than 4,700 are currently maintaining it.
NCRA's Council on Certification neither sponsors nor endorses review courses or prepared preparatory materials for the Certification Examination for Cancer Registrars. Check the list of resources that may be of use in preparing for the examination.
NATIONAL CANCER REGISTRARS ASSOCIATION
Learn more information about National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA), a non-profit, professional organization with over nearly 4,800 members representing the various types of institutions that have an interest and responsibility in cancer services and data. NCRA promotes education, credentialing, and advocacy for Cancer Registry professionals.
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