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Find Free AAPC CEUs

Find Free AAPC CEUs

Maintain your certifications without spending a dime.

Continuing education units (CEUs) measure how well you are fulfilling your commitment. An AAPC core credential, such as the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), for example, requires 36 CEUs every two years. This may seem daunting, but you can pull it off with nothing more than a small investment of your time. Here’s how!

Meet Your Quota for FREE

There are many AAPC-approved education opportunities throughout the year. You may be surprised at how easy and affordable it is to earn 36 CEUs every two years. For example:

Complete the online Test Yourself quizzes associated with Healthcare Business Monthly magazine to earn 1 CEU per quiz. You can take these via the AAPC Content app or online. (NOTE: Quizzes expire on the first of the month one year after the cover date. For example, the quiz for the Sept. 1, 2020, issue will no longer be available after Aug. 31, 2021.)

1 CEU x 12 issues x 2 years = 24 FREE CEUs

Attend your local chapter meetings to earn 1 CEU per hour of education. (Education is free, but chapters may charge a nominal fee to cover expenses for meals, special speakers, room rental, etc.)

1 CEU x 6 hours of education x 2 years = 12 FREE CEUs

That’s 36 CEUs for free just for reading your member magazine and attending your local chapter’s meetings.

Need more CEUs? No problem!

Watch free quarterly webinars and earn 1 CEU per presentation.

1 CEU x 4 FREE webinars x 2 years = 8 FREE CEUs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) MLN Learning Management System gives you FREE 24/7 access to web-based training (WBT) courses, many of which are AAPC-approved for CEUs. CMS calls and webcasts are also approved for AAPC CEUs.

1 MLN WBT + 1 CMS call + 1 CMS webcast x 2 years = 6 FREE CEUs

Learn more about these offerings, go to the Free and Low-cost CEUs webpage. You can also search and browse our website at for more CEU opportunities such as workshops, webinars, AAPC Coder quizzes, on-demand events, conferences, and more!

Curricula A and B

To show competencies relating to the earned credential, continuing education should come primarily from core educational content, which is Curriculum A. This is education on coding, billing, auditing, clinical content, compliance, regulatory issues, claims, etc.

Professional self-improvement education not core to the earned credential is classified as Curriculum B. No more than one-third of the total earned CEUs can be from Curriculum B. Topics include communication, leadership, time management, dealing with stress, etc.

Pre-approval

To ensure the highest caliber of educational quality, CEUs must be pre-approved. AAPC members can learn more about submitting Curriculum B programs for approval on the CEU Information page of the AAPC website, under the “Approved Content” tab.

Members can also submit CEU pre-approval applications for in-service training (events hosted by employers to train employees) through the standard application on the CEU Vendor Information page. Applications for in-service CEU approval are free and, if granted, the CEUs are offered to everyone in attendance.

Keep Track of Your CEUs

When you complete an educational event, enter the index number into your CEU Tracker on our website (must be signed in to My AAPC) or in the My AAPC app. Store your CEU certificates for at least six months after each submission or upload them into your CEU Tracker for safekeeping. The latter option streamlines the CEU verification process and keeps your filing cabinets a lot cleaner.

To learn more about the My AAPC app and CEU Tracker, read “Your CEUs Just Got a Lot Easier with My AAPC” on pages 60-61 in the April 2018 issue of Healthcare Business Monthly (also in the Knowledge Center).

The CEU Tracker makes the administrative side of CEUs simple and painless, so you can focus on continuing your education and achieving career success.

Tip: Make steady, regular progress in earning your CEUs — don’t wait until the 11th hour to meet your quota!

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Renee Dustman, BS, AAPC MACRA Proficient, is managing editor - content & editorial at AAPC. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communications - Journalism. Renee has more than 30 years' experience in journalistic reporting, print production, graphic design, and content management. Follow her on Twitter @dustman_aapc.

20 Responses to “Find Free AAPC CEUs”

  1. Donna Dill says:

    I do not have a local chapter to get ceu’s I live in Key West and the closes chapter is at least 3 to 4 hours away.

  2. Pavani says:

    I need free ceus

  3. jeyaselvi j says:

    i need free CEUs

  4. Marjories says:

    maybe is too late for some of you but i left here a free CEU
    AAPC12042019157A, AAPC03192020618A

  5. Kajal says:

    Need more CEUs, please suggest

  6. Renee Dustman says:

    Post this in AAPC’s Facebook group or in the forums and you’ll get lots of ideas!

  7. Plesh Robertson says:

    Hi there I need 2 CEU’s can you help?

  8. Renee Dustman says:

    Did you do all the Test Yourself quizzes? How about a webinar? There are lots of options, as we mention in the article.

  9. Kajal Itoria says:

    Hi, how can I add CEU’s from quarterly free webinar’s – https://www.aapc.com/membership/quarterly-webinar.aspx
    Not able to add CEU’s from free webinars, only index no. is mentioned at end of the video.

  10. Renee Dustman says:

    please contact customer service

  11. Denise says:

    Where are the previous quarter’s 4 free webinars?
    Do we not have access to a previous quarter within our two year period??

  12. Renee Dustman says:

    No. There are only four available at any given time.

  13. Mary Barnes says:

    Here is a resource (Decision Health) that offers more CEUs that are approved by the AAPC. You have to create an account and then you will be able to take tests worth 0.5 credits, but there are multiple tests you can take. Also, CMS has several webinars available worth between 1-2 credits. I’ve linked everything below guys.

    Decision Health: https://ceus.coursewebs.com/cart/pageRegister.aspx
    CMS: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/WebBasedTraining

  14. Maya says:

    The Medicare ones don’t list how many CEU’s they’re worth….

  15. Gina says:

    How do you add CEU code from webinars?

  16. Renee Dustman says:

    Please contact customer service with member questions.

  17. Renee Dustman says:

    CEUs for CMS-sponsored webinars and workshops are accepted by AAPC at a rate of one CEU per hour. These CEUs may come from CMS national or MAC offices. A certificate of attendance or completion with the CMS logo is necessary to show participation.
    If you have attended or are planning to attend one of CMS’ National Provider Conference Calls, you should be aware that CMS does not provide certificates of attendance for these calls. Instead, the AAPC will accept your emailed confirmation and call description as proof of participation.

  18. Maritta Davis says:

    Does anyone know if there is a way to get my Index number after I have already listened to a free webinar the number went off the screen before I was able to write it all down and I am not sure where to look and see if i can find it so I can get credit towards my CEUS t?

  19. Lee Fifield says:

    Maritta, I am sure customer service could help you with this issue. You can contact them at https://www.aapc.com/contactus.aspx.

  20. Joy Grassman says:

    For the people that were asking about how many CEU’s are provided for the events sponsored by CMS, if you click on the “Approved Content” hyperlink above, it explains the details of how you can discern this. Here’s a cut and paste of the current information found under that AAPC tab related to CMS/MAC sponsored/approved CEUs:

    “CMS Sponsored Events (not eligible for specialty required CEUs)*
    CEUs for CMS-sponsored webinars and workshops are accepted by AAPC at a rate of one CEU per hour. These CEUs may come from CMS national or MAC offices. A certificate of attendance or completion with the CMS logo is necessary to show participation.
    If you have attended or are planning to attend one of CMS’ National Provider Conference Calls, you should be aware that CMS does not provide certificates of attendance for these calls. Instead, the AAPC will accept your emailed confirmation and call description as proof of participation.”