A.Fritz and Associatesí CTR
Exam Prep Workshop
is a concentrated 3-day
review of all the areas that may be tested on the CTR exam.
The workshop has been designed to cover the revised content of the exam, emphasizing areas that are not usually
covered in state meetings or in other short CTR exam prep
The program provides nearly
18 hours of classroom presentations and discussion,
including the opportunity to ask questions of the
instructors and receive immediate feedback. In addition,
this workshop is unique in providing case exercises to work
in the evening and discuss as a group the following
morning. The final day includes a 3-hour practice exam to
take under conditions similar to that of the real CTR exam.
(The real CTR exam is computer-based; the practice exam is
paper-based.) Following completion of the exam, students
will have immediate feedback and discussion of your
(Note: Students should not schedule flights home
before 6PM on Saturday.)
The registration fee for this workshop is $425. Fees
are due upon registration if being paid by the registrant.
If the fees will be paid by an employer, payment must be
received within 2 weeks of registration or 7 days before the
class, whichever is earlier.
You will have the advantage
of learning directly from the people who participated in the
development of all the standard registry references and/or
who have been trained directly by the standards setters:
April Fritz, RHIT, CTR is
a member of the Collaborative Staging Steering Committee
and an editor of ICD-O-3 and the sixth edition of the
AJCC Cancer Staging Manual.
Louanne Currence, RHIT, CTR,
has worked in healthcare more than thirty years and been a
hospital-based registrar for over twenty years.
Marilyn Hansen, CTR has
over 25 years of cancer registry experience at both the
hospital and central registry levels.
The CTR Prep Workshop
includes the following subject areas:
review of rules and oncology information to prepare for
both closed book and open book sections of the exam
Review of multiple primary and histology coding rules
for hematopoietic and solid tumors
Review of Commission on
Cancer standards for cancer programs
Review of registry
organization and operation
Review of cancer
statistics and epidemiology
Review of data
presentation and interpretation methods
Who Should Attend
This workshop is ideal
for central registry or facility-based cancer registrars who
are eligible to take the CTR exam.
are the current CTR exam eligibility requirements.
Class size will be
limited to 15 registrants
to allow the best workshop experience possible.
You must bring the following references
to the workshop:
*Part I Sections 1 and 2 of Collaborative Stage
(CS) Data Collection System Coding Instructions
Note: Do NOT bring the entire CS manual in hard
*ICD-O-3 with errata
*AJCC Cancer Staging
Manual, seventh edition with errata
Primaries and Histology Coding Rules (2007, revised 2011)
*Hematopoietic Multiple Primary Rules version 2.1 (2012)
open-book portion of the practice exam at the end of the
Travel and Other Administrative Information for Students