NCRA’s Professional Credential to be Renamed in 2023

To ensure the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential name aligns with current cancer registry professional practice terminology and the evolving scope of practice, NCRA and its Council on Certification are changing the name of the credential. NCRA is pleased to share that the new credential name will be announced Monday, August 28, 2023 at 2pm EDT. NCRA will begin adopting its use on January 1, 2024. A press release, FAQs, and a recorded webinar that reviews the process for updating the credential name and next steps for implementation will be posted on the NCRA website on August 28. Stay tuned to NCRA’s website for the official countdown.

The CTR Name Change Fact Sheet outlines the history, data, and details on the work the CTR Name Change Taskforce has undertaken to develop and update the credential name. NCRA strongly encourages all to read it.

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