AAPC Online Course Terms and Conditions
Enrollment Agreement and Disclosure Statement
Please sign and keep a copy for your records.
I have reviewed the syllabus for the course I have selected and understand the fees associated with my enrollment, the structure and content that will be taught in this course, as well as the occupational fields related to its area of study. I have reviewed the AAPC return/refund policy associated with this purchase, available on the AAPC website at https://www.aapc.com/policies/refund-policy.aspx.
With certain exceptions, products purchased from AAPC may be returned for a refund. Products must be submitted for a return within 30 days from the purchase or shipment date to be eligible for a refund. They must also be unopened and in resellable condition. Returned products are subject to a $5 restocking fee per item. Shipping charges are nonrefundable. Refund requests may be submitted in writing or verbally to AAPC. Distance Learning online courses may be cancelled for a full refund within three days after the date of purchase, provided that all course materials and books are returned unopened and in good condition to AAPC. After three business days, course cancellations are subject to a $50 cancellation fee per course, in addition to any fees for course materials/books that are not returned to AAPC, or are returned opened or used. Refunds will not be issued for any course after 30 days from the purchase date, or on any course that has been accessed, viewed, or partially completed. No refunds will be issued on course extensions. Distance Learning courses are for individual use only and are nontransferable.
I understand that the course is for individual use only. I understand that my course start date is considered to be the same date as my course purchase date, and that I must finish the course within the allotted time for each individual course in which I enroll (individual course timeframe listed on syllabus and on course information page of AAPC website). I understand that if I do not finish the course in the allotted timeframe I will be cancelled from the course unless I choose to purchase a course extension for $29.95 per calendar month, per course, for each month after course cancellation. I understand that AAPC recommends certain courses or experience level prior to enrollment as noted in the course syllabus (where applicable) and that adhering to these recommendations may determine my successful completion of the course. I understand that I should be beyond the age of compulsory high school attendance and have a minimum of a high school diploma or general education development (GED) certificate.
To maintain a good standing in the course, all students must adhere to the AAPC Code of Ethics that ensures high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical behavior.
Students of AAPC shall be dedicated to providing the highest standard of professional coding and billing services to employers, clients and patients. Professional and personal behavior of AAPC students must be exemplary.
AAPC students shall maintain the highest standard of personal and professional conduct. Students shall respect their coaches, instructors, and AAPC staff.
Students shall use only legal and ethical means in all professional dealings and shall refuse to cooperate with, or condone by silence, the actions of those who engage in fraudulent, deceptive or illegal acts.
Students shall respect and adhere to the laws and regulations of the land.
Students shall pursue excellence through continuing education in all areas applicable to their profession.
Students shall strive to maintain and enhance the dignity, status, competence and standards of coding for professional services.
Students shall not exploit professional relationships with patients, employees, clients or employers for personal gain.
This code of ethical standards for students of AAPC strives to promote and maintain the highest standard of professional service and conduct among its students. Adherence to these standards assures public confidence in the integrity and service of professional coders who are students of AAPC.
Failure to adhere to these ethical standards, as determined by AAPC, may result in the loss of membership with AAPC, and may result in cancellation from an AAPC distance learning course. If a student is cancelled from a course, that student may submit a written or verbal appeal to AAPC for re-entry into the course.
American Academy Holdings, LLC dba, AAPC is registered under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act (Title 13, Chapter 34, Utah Code) and maintains a surety (irrevocable letter of credit) that is held by the Utah Division of Consumer Protection. Registration under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act does not mean that the State of Utah supervises, recommends, nor accredits the institution. It is the student's responsibility to determine whether credits, degrees, or certificates from the institution will transfer to other institutions or meet employers' training requirements. This may be done by calling the prospective school or employer. The institution is not accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
AAPC is an educational and certifying body owned by Eli Research and operated by American Academy Holdings, LLC (dba AAPC). Greg Lindberg is the owner and Jason VandenAkker is CEO of AAPC. In an effort to ensure accuracy, the course material has been reviewed by AAPC's technical staff consisting of Katherine Abel, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I; Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC; Charleen Yamasato, CPC, CPC-I; Glade Curtis, MD, FACOG, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COBGC; Lindsay-Ann Jenkins, CPC, COC, CIRCC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC; and Nicole Benjamin, CPC, CPC-I, CEDC.
AAPC completion rates for the last three years:
* Indicates students are still in progress of completing the course. Completion rate is not final.
AAPC will, to the best of its ability, maintain employment rates to be posted when information is available. Completion of an AAPC distance learning course or AAPC certification does not guarantee job placement. AAPC does not participate in job placement. Students may access job boards to search for employment and post resumes in AAPC member's area of website.
By purchasing any online course, I hereby attest that the information I have submitted to AAPC is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge, and hereby agree to the terms and conditions of AAPC as stated herein. No other prior agreement or conditions, verbal, written, or implied, will be honored. I, the undersigned, have read, understand and agree to abide by all the provisions set forth in the foregoing enrollment agreement.