CIC® Exam Preparation Course

Everything you need to prepare and take the CIC exam. Starting at $2,399 - Save up to 48% September 29th.

The CIC Preparation Course is designed for students who want to prepare for the CIC exam and pursue a medical coding career within inpatient facility settings.

Throughout the course, students will learn fundamental medical coding skills, principles of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding, how to navigate the business side of hospital inpatient services, the different types of hospital facilities and their departments, and so much more. Once students complete the course, they will have an in-depth understanding of what to expect on the exam, as well as in their career as a medical coder within inpatient facility settings.

Advance yourself into a rewarding career path in inpatient medical coding. 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 medical coding job market. 

Who should enroll?

This course is designed for anyone interested in becoming an inpatient medical coder or building their skillset (and resume) to include inpatient medical coding.

Education and experience requirements

  • Two years of experience in the healthcare field and have a solid foundation of knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology 

  • Or Fundamentals of Medicine - our live, virtual instructor-led course that covers all three of the prerequisites below. 

  • Or Anatomy (self-paced instruction), Medical Terminology (self-paced instruction), and Pathophysiology (self-paced instruction).


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

Course format

Offered as both a virtual instructor-led course and an online self-paced instruction course.

Course length

  • Virtual instructor-led is 16-weeks from start date to completion. New courses start throughout the year. 

  • Self-paced instruction option is accessible for 6 months. Enrollment begins at date of purchase. Monthly course extensions may be purchased through the life of the course. 

Financial options

  1. Pay in full: Price includes $500 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.

  • FREE BONUS: Practicode CIC Practicum (value $249)

    Practicode is a coding practice tool that helps you improve coding, giving you hands-on practice with real-world (redacted) cases. The tool evaluates your progress and helps you identify areas of weakness.

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 for course access.

This online course must be completed within a 1-year period or less from date of purchase. Additional time extensions may be purchased for a monthly fee. Date of purchase is considered your course start date. After your order is processed you will receive further email instruction on course access.