CDEO® Exam Preparation Course

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Complete bundle
  • Includes online self-paced instruction course

  • Two (2) exam attempts

  • Study guide

  • CDI Reference Guide

$1,399 for members

($2,823.80 for non-members)

Course only
  • Includes online self-paced instruction course

$1,199 for members

($2,004.95 for non-members)

Designed for the experienced coder or auditor, our CDEO Preparation Course prepares you in full for the Certified Documentation Expert Outpatient (CDEO) exam. The course will train you in documentation requirements, quality measures, payment methodologies, and clinical conditions including common signs and symptoms, typical treatment, documentation tips and coding concepts. A minimum of two years coding or medical auditing experience is strongly suggested prior to taking this course.

Successful completion of this course indicates that students are prepared to take the CDEO exam and begin a career as a clinical documentation expert.

Advance yourself into a rewarding career path in clinical documentation for outpatient settings. This course was designed by the creators of the exam to prepare you in full for exam day. No other certification is needed to attain this credential. A certification like this is a great way to both establish your coding skills and differentiate yourself within the healthcare business job market. 

Who should enroll?

This course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a clinical documentation expert or building their skillset (and resume) to include clinical documentation training.

Education and experience requirements

It is strongly recommended that you either have a minimum of two years of healthcare experience or a solid grasp of medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology. Learn more about our essentials training. 


20 CEUs received upon successful completion of course. One-time use only. Must be AAPC certified prior to enrollment for CEUs to apply.

Course format

This is an online self-paced instruction course. You get the flexibility to prepare for the exam on your own time, at your own pace with on-demand training. Get the help you need from the certified coaching team at any point in your training via email.

Financial options

  1. Pay in full: Price includes $250 pay-in-full discount.

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

Course bundle includes

In addition to the preparation course — which includes interactive online lectures, step-by-step coding processes, and all training needed to pass the exam — the course bundle includes: 

  • Online practice exams
    Three 50-question practice exams to gauge your readiness for the certification exam.

  • Exam (2 electronic exam attempts)
    The exam evaluates a coder's knowledge, rationales, efficiency, effectiveness, and grants certification upon passing. Includes 2 attempts to be taken electronically.

  • Clinical Documentation Reference Guide
    Use this convenient resource to quickly reference all the info you need to find a code, code more accurately and efficiently, and stay compliant.

Course terms and conditions

By purchasing any online course and other items, I certify that I have read and agree to the online course terms and conditions and the refund policy.

Date of purchase is considered your course start date, additional time will be given for processing of your order. After your order is processed you will receive further email instruction on course access.

This 20 clock hour course must be completed within 3 months, however AAPC allows for an additional 1 month grace period, giving you a full 4 months access from date of purchase. Additional time extensions may be purchased for a monthly fee.