AAPC was founded in the U.S. in 1988 and has become the world’s most trusted authority in medical coding. We created the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, and today it’s the industry’s most recognized certification. Train with us—and learn from the best.
Employers know an AAPC - trained CPC coder has learned comprehension—more than just test-taking strategies—in the most respected training program. Know the benefits:
When comparing programs, it’s important to consider these factors:
Before you compare pricing, find out what’s included. The CPC exam, AAPC membership, textbooks, and more are significant expenses and often not included. Add these to the price to determine total cost.
Many programs use out-of-date books or photocopies, and they may charge extra for these. If books aren’t included, your total cost will be much higher. There may be fees for other materials, too.
Make sure they are certified coders who understand practical application. Employers look for more than a certification—they want coders with quality training. Also consider whether instructors are available in person.
Shorter courses are based on test-taking skills, not comprehension. Make sure the course is at least 96 hours and includes fundamentals such as HCPCS Level II, CPT, and ICD-10-CM.
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