What are the requirements for my letters of recommendation for education and work experience verification (apprentice designation)?

Two letters of recommendation verifying 2 years of on-the-job experience using the CPT®, ICD-10-CM, or HCPCS code sets. One letter must be on letterhead from your employer. Both letters are required to be typed and signed and will need to outline your coding experience and amount of time in that capacity.
A minimum 80 hours of coding education and one letter on letterhead from your employer verifying one year of on-the-job coding experience. Proof of education may be sent in the form of a letter from an instructor on school letterhead stating the number of contact hours earned, a certificate/diploma stating at least 80 contact hours or a school transcript.

If you have finished the Distance Learning course by AAPC your education hours will be removed automatically, you do not need to submit a certificate.

Note: AAPC’s Practicum allows an individual to meet 1 year of coding experience toward the removal of the apprentice designation.

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