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Certified Evaluation and Management Coder (CEMC)® Online Training Course

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Complete bundle
  • Includes online self-paced instruction course

  • Two exam attempts

  • Study guide


($897.90 for non-members)

Course only
  • Includes online self-paced instruction course

$249 for members

($299 for non-members)

Whether you’re an experienced coder or new to the industry, the CEMC Online Training Course will equip you with working knowledge of CPT E/M guidelines, selection of the correct category or subcategory of E/M, leveling the E/M service, E/M modifiers, regulations, commonly used ICD-10-CM guidelines, and common procedures performed during an E/M visit.

When to enroll

This course is recommended for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of E/M guidelines, stay up to date on the latest E/M guidelines, or train to become a certified evaluation management coder.


AAPC trains over 20,000 new students annually for careers in medical billing and coding. Affirm your experience with employers and differentiate yourself by earning the CEMC certificate after successfully completing the course or by earning the CEMC credential after passing the certification exam. Holding a specialty certification underscores your capabilities and can contribute to increased earning potential.

Education and experience requirements

We strongly recommend that you have at least two years of experience in evaluation and management coding. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology is required to successfully complete this course. AAPC offers the following prerequisites:  

Course length

Self-paced: Average time to completion is two months or less. Four-month access to course materials with options for extensions.  

Continuing education units (CEUs)

Receive 10 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 CEMC Online Training Course will ensure you thoroughly understand the latest code changes, regulatory updates, and industry best practices. You’ll also learn how to navigate complex E/M coding scenarios so you’re prepared to accurately assign codes in challenging situations.

By the end of the training, you’ll be able to showcase your mastery of E/M medical decision making (MDM) and be well versed in the nuances of E/M guidelines specific to various medical disciplines.

Evaluation and management coding training objectives

  • Understanding of E/M guidelines for new and established office and outpatient services, as well as other E/M services such as consultations and hospital services

  • Ability to determine E/M level of service based on MDM and time

  • Knowledge of rules and regulations for Medicare billing — including incident to, teaching situations, shared visits, consultations, and global surgery

  • Coding per National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI), ICD-10-CM, CPT, and modifier rules

  • Risk assessment, including (but not limited to) the ability to benchmark and identity problematic situations and missed billing opportunities

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 CEMC exam.  

  • CEMC exam ($399 exam fee is included in this package) 
    The CEMC 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.

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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