Cancer Registry Certificate

Request for Public Comment, Round 2

CAHIIM is seeking public comment on the Cancer Registry Certificate Accreditation Standards.  This public comment period will run from November 23, 2022 - January 10, 2023.

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Standards Crosswalk

Cancer Registry Certificate - Supporting Documents

Please refer to the following documents as you participate in the public comment period for the Cancer Registry Certificate Accreditation Standards.

Curriculum Requirements Document

Synopsis of Curriculum

Course Descriptions & Course Sequence

Cancer Registry Certificate Accreditation Standards
Release Timeline



1st Open Comment Period
July 5, 2022 - August 5, 2022
2nd Open Comment Period November 28, 2022 - January 10, 2023
Application Process Opens  December 9, 2022
Standards Reviewed and Approved by CAHIIM Board
February 22, 2023
2023 Cancer Registry Certificate Accreditation Standards released March 1, 2023

CAHIIM Accreditation for Cancer Registry Certificates

CAHIIM has over 10 years experience in program quality assurance for all programs it accredits.  Students who graduate from a CAHIIM-accredited program have the knowledge and skills to enhance their professions and meet the dynamic needs of the modern healthcare workplace.  Cancer Registry certificates can be stand-alone or incorporated within many different degree programs, such as Health Information Management and Health Informatics.

What does a Cancer Registrar do?

Cancer registrars are a vital component of the healthcare system, involved in the collection and evaluation of cancer data.  They have wide range of responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, obtaining information on patient history, diagnoses, treatment, and current status.


CAHIIM will be accepting applications for Cancer Registry Certificate Accreditation beginning December 9, 2022

For general questions and inquiries, please email