Become an AAPC Approved Instructor

Individual Partnerships

AAPC partners with individuals who are interested in preparing the next generation of medical coders and billers. Becoming an approved Instructor enables you to teach at a licensed school or business. Also, becoming a licensed instructor is an important step as you prepare to purchase your own license so you can offer AAPC approved curriculum.

By purchasing an AAPC curriculum license, you receive a turnkey training solution which includes program outlines, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes, tests, online modules, and access to an online learning management system. You also receive implementation support and discounts on AAPC products. As a licensee, you have the products and services you need to implement a high quality and effective AAPC certification preparation program. Becoming a licensed instructor is an important step as you prepare to purchase your own license so you can offer AAPC approved curriculum.

Instructor Requirements:

  • Must be an AAPC certified member in good standing.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of medical coding experience.
  • Must complete an Instructor's Course.
  • Instructors teaching our CPC must hold a CPC certification.

  • Elevate Student Pass Rates Up to 80%: Only AAPC provides curriculum specifically aligned to the credentials, which helps your students pass AAPC’s certification exams.
  • Boost Employment and Earning Potential: AAPC credentialed professionals are twice as likely to attain employment and higher pay during their career.
  • Grow Educational Offerings Quickly and Easily: AAPC educational program partners can implement turnkey solutions for medical coding within a week.
  • Save Time with Automated Course Updates: AAPC certified instructors and experts automatically update courses with the latest rule and coding changes.
  • Enjoy Flexibility: You can use AAPC’s curriculum to facilitate face-to-face training, online instruction, or a blend of the two. This flexibility provides you with options to deliver high quality instruction to your students.
  • Cloud-Based Learning Management System (LMS): Take advantage of our LMS and create your custom branded learning portal which is accessible 24/7 from any device. Using our LMS expands your reach to train more students.
  • Become a Certified Instructor: Becoming a licensed instructor, is an important step as you prepare to purchase your own license so you can offer AAPC approved curriculum.
  • Interactive Online Course: As a partner, you will have access to an online learning course, which can be tailored to match the unique needs of your school and students. As a licensed site, you have access to:
    • curriculum updates and additions to reflect current coding regulations.
    • interactive modules and PowerPoint presentations for each curriculum chapter.
    • an exam generator, which allows you to customize quizzes for your course.
  • Aligned to Credentials: Curriculum is aligned to AAPC’s credentials.
  • Cloud-Based Learning Management System (LMS): On the web and always on, your custom, branded learning portal is accessible 24/7 from any device.
  • Detailed Analytics, Reporting, and Tracking: Quickly and easily access, monitor, and track progress and achievements through your LMS dashboard.
  • Track Exam Results: View certification exam results for each of your students (with permission).
  • Product Discounts: Books, exams, and memberships for a discounted rate.
  • Exam Proctoring: Proctor exams on-site and when your students are ready
  • Program Marketing: Free listing on AAPC’s website with your course offerings, bio, photos, and much more.
    • Online Search Engine Optimized (SEO) for potential medical coding students (i.e., searches for "medical coding jobs")
    • Active marketing by AAPC to recruit non-certified and student medical coders.
    • 50,000+ page views each month to search tool page

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AAPC's Curriculum Offerings

Through AAPC’s Educational Partnerships, your school can license the following courses and offer them to your students. As a licensee, you will receive a complete set of curriculum materials for online and face-to-face instruction to improve your educational offerings and student outcomes.

Your school can license and offer AAPC’s curriculum for the following certifications: CPB, CPC, COC, CIC, CPMA, and the CPPM.

This course introduces the student to the human body in language used by medical coding, billing, and reimbursement professionals. The course will give the student an understanding of how the human body operates on a daily basis, and the training is valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession.

CPB This course introduces the student to the health insurance and reimbursement industry. Students will become familiar with common medical billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues, and differences in reimbursement methodologies. Students will also learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, and payment processing. The training is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in a medical billing department at a physician's office, clinic, or similar positions.

COC This course will cover coding fundamentals including CPT®, ICD-10-CM Volumes 1-3, and HCPCS Level II coding, along with the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), which is the payment method used by most payers in the hospital outpatient facility. The training will not cover inpatient coding or coding in the freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC).

CPMA Designed for the experienced coder, this course provides training for the multifaceted components of medical auditing. The training covers medical record standards and documentation guidelines, coding and documentation compliance, coding and reimbursement concepts, audit scope and statistical sampling methods, medical record audit abstraction, and category risk analysis and communication. A minimum of two years of coding experience is strongly suggested prior to taking this course.

This course introduces the student to the medical terminology used in the medical coding and reimbursement profession and covers medical terminology and anatomy from a coder’s perspective. The training is valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession.

CPC This course teaches fundamental coding skills for an outpatient physician setting, and the training prepares the student to take the AAPC CPC® exam for a career in medical coding. The course provides the most up-to-date information relating to CPT®, ICD-10-CM Volumes 1 & 2, and HCPCS Level II coding. The training also assures a broad, encompassing knowledge and expertise in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for physician services.

View sample CPC® curriculum.

CIC This course teaches fundamental medical coding skills for an inpatient facility setting. The training covers ICD-10-CM Volumes 1-3 and assures a broad knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for inpatient facility services.

CPPM This course covers fundamental skills for managing a physician's practice. The training is recommended for those who are ready to advance their careers in practice management. Billing, coding, or management experience in a medical clinic is highly recommended.

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