Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder (COSC) Online Training Course

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  • Includes online self-paced instruction course

  • Two exam attempts

  • Study guide

  • Coder's Specialty Guide


($1,127.89 for non-members)

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  • Includes online self-paced instruction course

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The COSC Online Training Course covers the intricacies involved in orthopedic coding, ensuring you gain an in-depth understanding of the common diagnoses, procedures, and documentation nuances.

When to enroll

This course is recommended for coding professionals working in orthopedics who want to earn the COSC 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 orthopedic surgery coder. Holding a specialty certification underscores your capabilities and can contribute to increased earning potential. 

Education and experience

At least two years of orthopedic 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 COSC Online Training Course will thoroughly prepare you to earn the COSC certification — a badge of expertise that can set you apart in a competitive job market.

Throughout the training, you can build on your existing orthopedic coding skills, solidify your ability to excel in your role, and gain all the confidence you need to ace the COSC certification exam.

Orthopedic coding training objectives

  • Review common orthopedic diagnosis codes and conditions

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

  • Identify common procedures performed in orthopedics

  • Discuss the most missed concepts on the COSC certification exam

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

What students are saying

  • Kim Montenegro testimonial photo


    While working at an orthopedic practice, I noticed that I was second guessing myself a lot. After getting my COSC, I became more confident and received more opportunities too!

    Kim Montenegro, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CRC, CPC-I, COSC, CSFAC

  • Julie Harper testimonial photo


    Since obtaining my COSC, I have transitioned to a multi-specialty auditor and am considered a subject matter expert in orthopedic coding.

    Julie Harper, CPC, CPCO, CDEO, CPMA, COSC

  • Aarthy Sooryanarayanan testimonial photo


    Training for the COSC enhanced my understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system which in turn helped with better coding, applying PTP edits, and precise documentation.

    Aarthy Sooryanarayanan, CPC, CPMA, COSC, CASCC

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 COSC exam.

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

  • 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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