Removing the *A*
I found this on the AAPC website. Hope it helps!
Requirments for removal of Apprentice designation
for the CPC®, CPC-H®, CPC-P®:
At least two recommendation letters verifying 2 years of on the job experience using the CPT®, ICD-9, or HCPCS code sets. At least one letter must be from a supervisor outlining your coding experience and amount of time in that capacity.
A minimum 80 hour coding course AND one letter verifying one year of on the job coding experience from a supervisor. Proof of education may be sent in the form of a letter from the instructor stating the amount of contact hours or a certificate of completion stating the amount of contact hours.
Each examination is separate and distinct from one another. To obtain all certifications, each examination must be taken separately and passed. 36 CEUs are required every two years for single certification, 48 CEUs for dual certification, and 60 CEUs to maintain all three certifications.