Certified Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Coder

Certified Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Coder (CCVTC) Online Training Course

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Complete bundle
  • Includes online self-paced instruction course

  • Two exam attempts

  • Study guide

  • Coder's Specialty Guide

$659.99 for Members

($1,087.89 for non-members)

Course only
  • Includes online self-paced instruction course

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($299 for non-members)

The CCVTC Online Training Course ensures you're well versed and confident in your cardiovascular and thoracic surgery coding. The training provided not only deepens your existing knowledge but also equips you with the level of precision needed to excel on the CCVTC certification exam.

When to enroll

This course is recommended for coding professionals working for physicians in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery who want to earn the CCVTC credential.


AAPC trains over 20,000 new students annually for careers in medical billing and coding. Affirm your experience with employers and differentiate yourself as a certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgery coder. Holding a specialty certification underscores your capabilities and can contribute to increased earning potential.

Education and experience

At least two years of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery coding experience and knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology are required to successfully complete this course. AAPC offers the following prerequisites:

Course length

Self-paced: Average time to completion is 4 hours (not including additional study time). Access available for one year from purchase date.  

Continuing education units (CEUs)

Receive 4 CEUs on successful completion. One-time use only.

Financial options

Pay over time: Make easy monthly payments over 12, 18, or 24 months.

Course curriculum overview

The CCVTC Online Training Course will equip you with in-depth knowledge of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical procedures and the associated diagnoses, the ability to analyze medical documentation thoroughly, and a strong understanding of compliance standards.

By the end of the course, you’ll master the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to navigate cardiovascular and thoracic surgery coding — and be ready to prove your proficiency on the CCVTC certification exam.

Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery coding training objectives

  • Review common cardiovascular and thoracic surgery diagnosis codes and conditions

  • Deepen understanding of CPT® and CMS E/M guidelines

  • Identify common procedures performed in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

  • Discuss the most missed concepts on the CCVTC certification exam

  • Take practice test that mimics the format and structure of the CCVTC certification exam

What students are saying

  • Vanessa Bontempi


    I took the live online course offered by AAPC and it was worth every penny. I sent my instructor a thank you note today.

    Vanessa Bontempi

  • Pereza Corp


    The courses through AAPC are great and prepare you for the exam.

    Pereza Corp

  • Danielle Ledford student testimonial


    I took the online AAPC course. It was full of useful information and I passed my test the first time.

    Danielle Ledford

Course bundle includes

In addition to the actual course of interactive online lectures, step-by-step coding processes, and all training needed to pass the exam, you’ll receive:

  • Online practice exam
    One 50-question practice exam to help you determine your readiness for the CCVTC exam.

  • CCVTC exam ($399 exam fee is included in this package) 
    The CCVTC exam features 100 multiple-choice questions over 4 hours. Your package includes two exam attempts.  

  • Study guide
    AAPC’s certification study guides are designed to help you feel familiar with the exam beforehand. All the exam content sections will be covered, as well as test-taking tips so you know what to expect on exam day.

  • Coders’ Specialty Guide
    Quickly find what you need to code services and procedures with a Coders’ Specialty Guide. Not only will you be able to code faster, but more accurately too.

Why train with AAPC?

> Any credential you earn through us will be recognized worldwide. AAPC is known by governments, employers, and association groups as the industry gold standard. 

> Train with the same experts who created the exams. Why study at an institution that bases its curriculum on AAPC’s when you can train directly with us?

> Our exam pass rates are the highest in the industry. We provide the most trusted curriculum and top-rated training, resulting in exam pass rates that remain unmatched by other programs.

> Join a network of over 250,000 members. We’re the world's largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare. We’ll be here to support you every step of the way, through tools and resources, payment plans, CEUs, workshops, networking events, and more.

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