Live instruction and classroom-paced training
32-week course via 1.5 hour online live sessions per week
Highest exam pass rate (versus self-paced training)
New courses start throughout the year
Starting at $4,979
(a $11,859 value)
Flexibility to prepare for the exam on your own time, at your own pace with on-demand training
Up to 6-month access to course materials
Get the help you need from the certified coaching team at any point in your training via email
Starting at $3,579
(a $9,560 value)
As a dual course, the CPC Preparation Course is paired with the CPB Preparation Course to give you the widest possible foundation for a career in medical billing and coding. The CPC+CPB Preparation Course is an entry-level course that brings together foundational coding knowledge, including medical terminology and anatomy.
Medical billing and coding are elements of the revenue cycle management process that work hand-in-hand with each other. A dual certification demonstrates competency in both roles — which is an impressive background to bring to any potential employer.
Who should enroll?
This course is designed for beginners who have a strong understanding of anatomy, medical terminology, and pathophysiology but no billing or coding expertise. The course is also for experienced billers and coders who want to certify their expertise in medical coding and billing with a dual CPC+CPB credential.
The course is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career as a healthcare information technician in a physician's office, clinic, health system, outpatient facilities, or laboratories.
Differentiate yourself for a medical billing or coding position by gaining expertise across the medical billing and reimbursement cycle — including preauthorization, charge entry, claims transmission, submitting appeals, payment posting, insurance follow-up, and patient follow-up.
Completion of the CPC portion of the course will also demonstrate you have a broad knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for professional (physician) services.
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.
Offered as both a virtual instructor-led course and an online self-paced instruction course.
Instructor-led: 32 weeks from start date to completion (16 weeks for CPB and 16 weeks CPC). New courses start throughout the year.
Self-paced: Accessible for 6 months. Enrollment begins at date of purchase. Monthly course extensions may be purchased through the life of the course.
Pay in full: Price includes $500 pay-in-full discount.
Pay over time: Make easy monthly payments over 12, 18, or 24 months.
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:
Includes membership to AAPC which will help you plan your career and get discounts on all future classes, webinars, workshops, and materials.
Online practice exams
Three 50-question CPC practice exams to gauge your readiness for the CPC certification exam. Three 50-question CPB practice exams to gauge your readiness for the CPB certification exam.
CPC+CPB Exams ($999 exam fee is included in this package)
The exams evaluate a coder's knowledge, rationales, efficiency, effectiveness, and grants certification upon passing. Includes 2 attempts to be taken electronically for both the CPC and CPB exams.
Review is divided up by topics covered on the exam, allowing students to focus on the areas where they find themselves needing additional study time.
FREE BONUS: Practicode CPC-A 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. Practicode also helps accelerate the removal of your apprentice (CPC-A) designation of the CPC credential.
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.