Course Description

This AAPC-approved, instructor-led course prepares students for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) national certification exam through a mix of classroom lectures, reading assignments, practice exercises, timed tests and knowledge-based examinations. Students must attend all classroom hours and pass all course exams with a cumulative score of 70% or higher to earn a certificate of completion and CEUs.

Prerequisites include:

  • Minimum two years of related work experience and/or completion of medical coding course
  • Medical terminology and anatomy and physiology knowledge obtained via prior coursework

Course Outline

  • Medical terminology, including anatomy and physiology
  • CPT, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS coding guidelines
  • E/M coding, anesthesia, radiology, pathology/laboratory and modifiers
  • Coding scenarios
  • Time management
  • CPC exam techniques and strategies

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand concepts, elements and rules of medical coding
  • Confidently review and assign procedure and diagnosis codes
  • Effectively manage time during CPC exam
  • Increase the likelihood of your passing the CPC exam.  (This course does not guarantee you will pass the CPC exam).  
  • Earn 1.6 CEUs


Supply List (bring to class on first day)

  • CPT, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II books
  • Highlighters (orange, blue, pink, yellow and green)
  • Ink pen (preferably Zebra brand), any color other than black
  • Ruler
  • Tabs
  • Ribbons (two, each approx. 2.5 ft. long)

Course Materials (included)

  • AAPC Official Study Guide-CPC Certification
  • Handouts
  • AAPC Annual Student Membership (upon successful completion)*

*Students are responsible for scheduling their own CPC exam at an approved AAPC site or online through AAPC.

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