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Educational Materials

You will have up‑to‑date educational information, training and conference materials and multiple resources to add to your toolbox.

Free Training Available for Louisiana Registrars Annual NAACCR Webinar Series –
Live and recorded viewing provided monthly FREE of charge to Louisiana cancer registrars courtesy of the Louisiana Tumor Registry, and a total of 36 Free CEUs are available annually.

Live Viewing:
To see if it is available in your area, contact your LTR Regional Coordinator.

Recorded viewing:
Please complete the NAACCR Webinar Series & Request Form

*All recorded viewing participants must follow LTR’s Procedure for Receiving CE Credit for Recorded NAACCR Webinar Viewing in order to receive credit from NCRA.

Online training platform for current, new and/or prospective cancer registry professionals:
Provides FREE training to assist you in:

Preparing for the CTR Exam:

Earning Continuing Education Credits (CEs) by scoring a minimum of 70% on all case coding exercises in a  site group. *You may retake coding exercises as many times as necessary.

Learning NEW coding schemes and guidelines by training on real-life case scenarios:

  • Helps improve individual performance and increase your facility’s data quality
  • System requirements include a computer using the web browser Mozilla Firefox
  • New content added quarterly. Current and future content include:
    • Medical terminology
    • Statistics
    • Computer principles
    • Commission on Cancer standards
    • Real-life case scenarios using CSv02.05
    • Practice cases for the 2014 Hematopoietic & Lymphoid Database and Manual
    • Cancer Program Management Principles and Practices textbook (April 2014)
    • Anatomy (July 2014)
  • Sign up at SEER*Educate today by visiting https://educate.fhcrc.org/ and start learning by doing! Get started now with a demonstration exercise. Everyone who signs up will be notified quarterly about the release of new content.
  • SEER*Educate is funded by Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
  • In preparation for the exam, please access the NCRA websites listed below. The main website contains current exam dates, as well as important information on documents used in preparing for the exam including what editions of the FORDS, SPCSM, CS, AJCC and CoC Standards which will be included on the exam. The CTR exam testing centers are also listed as well.
  • NCRA’s Council on Certification’s web site: http://www.ctrexam.org
  • CTR Exam Handbook for Candidates and an Exam Application: http://www.ctrexam.org/exam/handbook.html

    To our CTRS – Some words of wisdom…

    “The well prepared create their own luck and resultant success; while those that fail to prepare, only prepare to fail.”
    – Lisa A.Pareti, BS, RHIT, CTR; LCRA Education Chair

    “Recipe for successful passing of the CTR exam:  study while others are sleeping, work while others are loafing, prepare while others are playing, and dream while others are wishing.”
    – William A. Ward

  • LCRA awards one scholarship to a member in good standing who is eligible to sit for the exam through the Gail Beebower Scholarship Fund. The stipend is provided for certification exam fee only. Recipients cannot have any other source of test fee funding or reimbursement for taking the exam. The scholarship will be granted only once to each recipient. For more information, please click the Scholarship Form below.
  • LCRA Scholarship Form 2018
  • Those members wishing to contribute to the fund can contact lparet@lsuhsc.edu for additional information.

Workshops & Webinars:

April Fritz’s CTR Exam Preparation Workshop
http://www.afritz.org/CTRws.htm

NCRA CTR Exam Prep Materials
http://www.cancerregistryeducation.org/ctr-prep

CTR Exam Prep Activities
http://www.cancerregistryeducation.org/ctr-prep-activities

CTR Exam Prep Publications
http://www.cancerregistryeducation.org/ctr-prep-publications

CTR PREP RESOURCES
http://www.ncra-usa.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4024

NAACCR CTR Preparation and Review Webinar Series
https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=6789ee45-0ff0-4eec-803b-f172953c6da9&Site=NAACCR

• Includes eight 2-hour sessions w/Q&A sessions, study materials, take-home tests and timed practice test, as well as a short follow-up post exam session, all for $400.
• More than one person may view the sessions (limit 3-4 individuals per subscription), but they must all view the session from the same computer.
• Contact Jim Hofferkamp (jhofferkamp@naaccr.org) or Shannon Vann (svann@naaccr.org) for more information or if you have any questions.

Study Guides:

NCRA/FCRA Professional Review: CTR Exam Study Guide
http://www.ncra-usa.org/i4a/ams/amsstore/category.cfm?category_id=11

• Prepared in cooperation w/the FCRA (Florida Cancer Registrar Association) & April Fritz
• Excellent reference that is reasonably priced

MoSTRA CTR Prep Book
http://mostra-ctr.org/Resources/Certification/MoSTRACTRPrepBook/tabid/116/Default.aspx

• Prepared by the Missouri State Tumor Registrar Association
• Excellent reference that is reasonably priced