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Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO)® Online Training Course

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Self-paced course
  • Includes online self-paced instruction course

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Self-paced Max
  • Includes online self-paced instruction course

  • Physician Practice Compliance Reference Guide

  • Practice test

  • Two certification exam attempts ($499 if purchased separately)

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The CPCO Online Training Course provides all the training you need to effectively develop, implement, and monitor healthcare compliance programs based on governmental regulatory guidelines. By the end of the course, you’ll be prepared to conduct internal compliance reviews, audits, staff education and training, and risk assessments. 

When to enroll

This course is recommended for anyone who is preparing to become a healthcare compliance officer and wants to earn the CPCO credential.

Value

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 healthcare compliance officer. 

Education and experience

Two years of healthcare work experience is recommended. 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 20 CEUs on successful completion. One-time use only.

Financial options

Pay in full: Price includes $250 pay-in-full discount
Pay over time: Make easy monthly payments over 12, 18, or 24 months

Course curriculum overview

Healthcare compliance involves proactive tasks to prevent fraud, waste, or abuse within a healthcare organization. An effective compliance program will make sure legal, ethical, and professional standards are being followed and communicated.  

The healthcare compliance officer training provided throughout the CPCO course will prepare you to demonstrate the expected ethical behavior for others in your organization and ensure all employees follow the regulations and laws that govern health information.   

Earning the CPCO credential will show employers you’re ready to oversee compliance programs, implement best practices, proactively reduce compliance risk — and lead with integrity. 

Healthcare compliance officer training objectives

  • Learn the OIG Compliance Guidance for Individual and Small Group Physician Practices, Clinical Laboratories, and Third-Party Billing Companies

  • Understand compliance program effectiveness

  • Know key healthcare fraud and abuse laws including the False Claims Act, Stark Laws, and Anti-Kickback Statute, including the associated penalties

  • Understand how the PPACA will affect medical practices

  • Know other laws and regulations including HIPAA compliance, EMTALA, and CLIA

  • Learn how to handle investigations, including self-disclosure protocols

  • Identify requirements under Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) and Certificate of Compliance Agreements (CCAs)

  • Know current investigative activities (RACs, ZPICs, MFCUs)

  • Understand various risk areas including items such as gifts/gratuities, conflicts of interest, use of Advance Beneficiary Notices, teaching physician’s guidelines, and incident-to services

What students are saying

  • Vanessa Bontempi

    Testimonial

    I took the live online course offered by AAPC and it was worth every penny. I sent my instructor a thank you note today.

    Vanessa Bontempi

  • Pereza Corp

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    The courses through AAPC are great and prepare you for the exam.

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  • Danielle Ledford student testimonial

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    I took the online AAPC course. It was full of useful information and I passed my test the first time.

    Danielle Ledford

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 (Included with the Max package)
    One 50-question practice exam to help you determine your readiness for the CPCO exam.

  • CPCO exam ($499 exam fee is included in this package)
    The CPCO exam features 100 multiple-choice questions over 4 hours. Your package includes two exam attempts.

  • FREE BONUS: Physician Practice Compliance Reference Guide (value $189.99)
    Use this convenient resource as your go-to reference to easily stay on top of regulations and best practices.

FAQs: Get your questions answered

What does a healthcare compliance officer do? 

A healthcare compliance officer is responsible for ensuring that a healthcare organization complies with all relevant laws, regulations, and ethical standards. Some of their duties include conducting audits, providing education and training to employees, and monitoring changes in regulations. Overall, their primary role is to promote a culture of compliance within an organization. 

How much does a CPCO make in the United States? 

The median income for a certified professional compliance officer in the US is $81,495. Factors that affect a healthcare compliance officer’s salary include location, years of experience, employer type, and what kind of certifications they hold — as well as how many. 

How do you become a certified professional compliance officer? 

If you want to become a certified professional compliance officer, you should complete the CPCO training course so you can gain all the knowledge and skills needed for the role — and be ready to pass the certification exam. Once you pass the CPCO exam, you’ll become a certified professional compliance officer (CPCO), which will show employers you’re ready for the job. 

How easy is the CPCO exam? 

The CPCO exam consists of 100 questions that must be answered in four hours. The questions will assess several areas of knowledge, including the ever-growing compliance requirements of government laws, regulations, rules, and guidelines. If you complete the training course, dedicate time to study, and are familiar with the approved CPCO resources, the test may be challenging but not difficult. 

Why train with AAPC?

> Any credential you earn through us will be recognized worldwide. AAPC is known 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 are unmatched by other programs.  

> Join a professional network of 250,000+ members. You can enjoy exclusive AAPC member benefits like free and low-cost CEUs, mentorship programs, networking events, discounts, and more.

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