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CPCD® Exam Preparation Course

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Complete bundle
  • Includes online self-paced instruction course

  • Two (2) exam attempts

  • Study guide

  • Coder's Specialty Guide


($1,087.89 for non-members)

Course only
  • Includes online self-paced instruction course


($299 for non-members)

Dermatologists diagnose and treat over 3,000 conditions, which illustrates the complexity dermatology coders love about this specialty, as well as the projected 29% job growth in the next decade.

The CPCD Preparation Course is designed for experienced coding professionals working for physicians in dermatology. The course prepares you for the CPCD certification exam.

Throughout this course, students will review the common diagnoses, surgical procedures, and evaluation management coding specific to dermatology.

This course was designed by the creators of the exam and helps ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the material you will be tested on. Earning a specialty certification can increase your earning potential and show employers you have the knowledge and competency they are looking for in a particular field. 

Who should enroll?

The course is designed for those who want to differentiate themselves with a CPCD certification. It’s a great way to take your coding career to the next level, while building a skillset and resume that shows the hard work you’ve put in along the way.

Education and experience requirements

At least two years of experience in dermatology coding. Not meant for individuals with little, limited, or no coding experience. This is a stand-alone credential and does not require any other certification.


4 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.

Course length

Average time to completion is 4 hours (not including additional study time).

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 exam

    One 50-question practice exam 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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. 

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.