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Prepare for the CPB® exam

Take the instructor-led CPB certification training course and be three times more likely to pass on your first attempt.

Your success as a CPB is dependent on your ability to prioritize the information presented to you and organize it in ways that allow you to problem-solve efficiently. The following preparation tips will help ensure that you’re fully prepared.

Ensure you have mastered the prerequisites

AAPC offers a three-topic Fundamentals of Medicine (medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology) prerequisite course to provide you with a high-level knowledge of medical terminology and other information that will allow you to succeed in the path to obtaining your CPB credential.

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Do I need the prerequisites?

If your education or employment background have provided you with reliable knowledge of billing, medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology, you can skip this prerequisite. Otherwise, you should take this course as the CPB exam will thoroughly test your knowledge in the fundamentals of medicine.

Train with AAPC’s world-class instructors

The surest way to prepare for the CPB exam is to train with AAPC by enrolling in a CPB certification preparation course. Designed by the creators of the exam, these courses will ensure you receive an effective and comprehensive education covering proper use of all topics you’ll encounter on the exam. Choose from a self-paced course or a virtual instructor-led course.

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Test your knowledge before the exam

Diagnose your strengths and weaknesses. We highly recommend that you take one of the 50-question online practice exams to help you become familiar with the format and time constraints of the real test. Our practice tests accurately mirror the exam to ensure you are fully prepared on exam day.

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Diagnose and prioritize your focus areas

After you take your first practice exam, you’ll realize not all areas of CPB curriculum require equal study time. Based on your diagnostic results and practice performance, we’ll recommend lessons and exercises at just the right level. Follow these recommendations to make the most of your practice time.

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Review the study guide and test-taking techniques

Designed to help you prepare for the exam, our official CPB Study Guide walks you through practical examples and sample questions, covering all the content sections found on the exam. Best of all, it provides testing tips for taking the AAPC CPB exam.

If you have billing experience or have successfully completed medical billing training, this study guide will optimize exam preparation.

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