UC Clermont College’s online Cancer Registry Management certificate program has received accreditation from the National Cancer Registrars Association, an important achievement that allows graduates of the program to sit for the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credentialing exam, expanding their career options.

“Graduating from an accredited program allows the learner to seek employment as a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) in healthcare organizations that are accredited by the Commission on Cancer, which require all case abstracting be performed by a CTR,” UC Clermont Professor Karen Lankisch said. 

UC Clermont’s Cancer Registry Management certificate was launched in January, a fully online program created in response to the growing demand for cancer registrars. The National Cancer Registrar Association (NCRA) Workforce Study estimated that there were 7,280 registrars in the workforce in 2006 with a projected need to add 800 more over the next 15 years. It also noted that additional registrars would be needed to replace those who retire from the field. Average salary for cancer registrars/abstractors is $57,049. Average salaries vary geographically.

“The online format of UC Clermont’s Cancer Registry certificate makes the program even more accessible for those interested in joining this in-demand field,” Lankisch said. “Students can take affordable classes anywhere, anytime, on their schedule.”

To learn more about UC Clermont’s Cancer Registry Management certificate, visit ucclermont.edu.

UC Clermont College is located in the center of Clermont County on 91 beautiful wooded acres in Batavia Township. The college is an accredited, open-access institution offering more than 50 programs and degrees. UC Clermont is part of the nationally recognized University of Cincinnati. For more information, call (513) 732-5200 or visit www.ucclermont.edu.