Instructor certification

Prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals by becoming an AAPC-Approved Instructor.
Did you know there are nearly 2,000 instructors who teach AAPC's curriculum at schools, healthcare facilities, or their private business.

Career Advancement

Take your career to the next level as an AAPC-Approved Instructor. You can start your own program, or teach anywhere AAPC's curriculum is taught: schools, hospitals, physician offices, and more.

Student Success

Set your students up for success with a curriculum that averages an 83% pass rate, is tailored to the needs of your students, and can be taught online or in-person.

Collaboration Opportunities

Being an AAPC-Approved Instructor opens the door for new and exciting opportunities with AAPC. Since less than 10% of AAPC members are licensed to teach our curriculum, we rely on this elite group to help us develop and update courses, share experiences at events, and be part of exclusive committees.

Teaching Resources

We'll provide everything you need to help your students succeed, including interactive lectures, quizzes, an online learning management system (LMS), and exams. Plus, you'll enjoy discounts on AAPC books, exams, study guides, and memberships.

Networking and Support

Teachers need support. That's why we provide our instructors with networking opportunities, teaching aids, an instructor forum, and annual workshops.

Instructor Requirements

We are here to help you every step of the way. If you don't meet any of these requirements, let's work together until you do.

  • Be an AAPC certified member in good standing

  • Have five (5) years of experience in the capacity you'll instruct

  • Hold the certification for the course you'll teach

  • Complete an Instructor's Course

*Average pass rate for the CPC® certification exam for students who learned with AAPC curriculum

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What Instructors Are Saying

  • Myrtle Walcott


    I want to thank AAPC for providing me the tools to teach a successful coding program.

    Myrtle Walcott, MSA, BS, CPC, CPC-I, President

    New York Medical Coding Academy

  • SFMP


    We value our relationship with AAPC and look forward to working together for years to come. I highly recommend AAPC.

    Verlene Luna, MHA, FACHE

    St. Francis Medical Partners

  • Cynthia Welsh


    The curriculum includes everything you need to run a successful program. And they're invested in our success.

    Cynthia Welsh

    University of Florida

  • MSV


    AAPC has been very beneficial to my students. They are more confident in their skills prior to exams...they love it!

    Lesley Wagner

    Medical Society of Virginia

  • LS Coding


    Our students receive the information to become successful...and we are extremely proud of our partnership with AAPC.

    Sharon Jones, COC, CPC, CPC-I

    LS Coding & Education, LLC

You can be licensed to teach AAPC's curriculum for the following certifications:

  • Certified Professional Biller (CPB)®

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)®

  • Certified Outpatient Coding (COC)®

  • Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC)®

  • Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA)®

  • Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM)®

  • Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC)®

  • Certified Documentation Expert Outpatient (CDEO)®

  • Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO)®

Ready to become an AAPC-Approved Instructor?