NCRA Announces Updated Credential Name

NCRA and its Council on Certification began implementing the transition to the new name of the credential in January 2024. Announced in August 2023, Oncology Data Specialist (ODS) will replace the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential. This new credential name better aligns with the evolving scope of practice of cancer registrars and current professional practice terminology. NCRA anticipates it will take a full calendar year for credential holders and constituents to adopt the new name. To assist with the transition, NCRA launched an ODS Toolkit in November 2023. Organized by audiences, the toolkit includes guidance, text, fact sheets, and graphics to help with the adoption of the ODS credential. Visit to access these materials.

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