I have had the CPC credential since October 2006, with no success in finding a job. Every opening requires a 2 year college level coding course. I took an accelerated PMCC course approved by the AAPC given by a clinic where I was employed. I took the CPC exam 3 months later and passed the first time. My experience is assuring cpt and icd-9 codes correspond for medical necessity prior to scheduling exams for 12 years. This is not considered prior coding experience to any position I apply for, but it was accepted by the AAPC and I was given CPC instead of CPC-A. Any suggestions ? Any help ?