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How long does it take for the "A" to fall off

  1. Question How long does it take for the "A" to fall off
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    How long does it take for the Apprentice to come off of the CPC.... how many years do you have to work and what needs to be done to make this happen.
    thank you.....mzmarple

  2. #2
    Kansas City, MO
    This information can be found at

    Requirements 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-CM, or HCPCS Level II 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.

    Hope this helps,
    Angela Jordan, CPC, COBGC, AAPC Fellow
    Senior Managing Consultant
    Medical Revenue Solutions, LLC
    AAPC National Advisory Board - Southwest
    AAPCCA BOD Chair 2012-2013

  3. #3
    Milwaukee WI
    Default The "A" does NOT "DROP" off
    The "A" does not merely "DROP off."

    You must submit proof that you have met the requirements for CPC (check the AAPC national website; the requirements are clearly outlined).

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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