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Prepare for the CPC® and CPB® exams

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

Your success as a CPC and 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 essentials

AAPC offers a three-topic Fundamentals of Medicine (medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology) essential training 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 CPC and CPB credentials.

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Do I need the essentials?

If your education or employment background have provided you with reliable knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology, you can skip past the essential training. Otherwise, you should take this course as the 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 CPC and CPB exams is to train with AAPC by enrolling in a CPC + 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 medical code sets 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 CPC 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 CPC Study Guide walks you through a review of anatomy and terminology and covers all the content sections found on the exam. Best of all, it provides testing tips for taking the AAPC CPC exam.

AAPC's study guide reviews each section of the CPC exam in detail, providing practical examples, sample questions, and test-taking techniques.

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Sign up for a 1-day exam review

Whether you are new to coding or a seasoned veteran, AAPC offers an eight-hour online exam review that solidifies your preparation.

The review is divided up by domains covered on the exam, allowing students to focus on the areas where they need a bit more help. Each session contains an area of focus on the exam and will provide a review of key concepts, test-taking tips and strategies, and a review of the most commonly missed questions.

The exam review is included, by default, if you take the CPC Certification Preparation Course.

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