|Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR)|
The Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries represents a trauma registry and data expert who has demonstrated current competence in a specialized area of practice and been credentialed through the Registrar Certifying Board of the American Trauma Society. Board certification in trauma registry is highly valued and provides national and formal recognition of basic trauma registry knowledge.
The following guidelines are for those interested in taking the exam. While these are not requirements, the ATS highly recommends those applying to take the exam have a minimum of the following:
Please read through the CSTR handbook to understand all the requirements for initial and recertification of the CSTR credential. Once complete, please click the link below to complete your application. NOTE: The application will be considered incomplete and not processed if any requested information or the appropriate fees are not provided.
Once you have submitted the application, the ATS will review the information and, if approved, provide you with a test eligibility letter within 2-4 weeks. Once received, please contact Comira, the examination administrator, to schedule your exam.
The Certification Examination for Trauma Registrars is
administered for the ATS by Comira.
The Certification Examination for Trauma Registrars is a computer-based examination composed of a maximum of 250 multiple-choice, objective questions with a total testing time of four (4) hours.
The content for the examination is described in the Handbook for Candidates. Unless otherwise specified, definitions are based on National Trauma Data Standard.
The Certification Examination for Trauma Registrars will be weighted in approximately the following manner:
Fees for each application submitted for the CSTR Examination:
For More Information
For more information on the Certification Exam for Trauma Registry professionals, please download the CSTR Candidate Handbook.