Certified Dermatology Coder (CPCD®) Preparation Training Course

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.

AAPC’s online Dermatology Coding Course is designed for coding professionals who work or wish to work for physicians in dermatology. The course will prepare you for the CPCD® certification exam. No other credential is needed to attain this credential. Students will review the common diagnoses, surgical procedures, and evaluation management coding specific to dermatology.

A specialty certification like this is a great way to both establish your coding skills and differentiate yourself within this growing job market.

Training Objectives:

  • Review common dermatology diagnosis codes and conditions.
  • Review CPT® and CMS E/M guidelines.
  • Common procedures performed in dermatology.
  • Discuss the most missed concepts on the CPCD certification exam.
  • Practice test that mimics the format and structure of the CPCD certification exam.

Training Content:

  • Interactive lectures with exercises.
  • Practice test with operative cases totaling 35 multiple choice questions.

Additional Information

  • Prerequisites: At least two years of experience in dermatology coding. Not meant for individuals with little, limited, or no coding experience.
  • Time requirement: 4 hours, not including additional study time.
  • Approved for 4 CEUs upon successful completion of the course. Valid towards CPC®, CPB, CPMA®, CPPM®, and all specialty credentials except CIRCC. One-time use only.
  • The instructional methods used include online audio/video lectures and an online practice test.
  • Training access available for one year from purchase date.
  • For more course details, Download the Certified Dermatology Coding (CPCD)Training Course Syllabus

Dermatology Coding Course — CPCD Certification Training




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Required Code Books (Not Included)

Required code books may be purchased here, through AAPC, or through any major bookseller.

Computer Requirements:

High-speed Internet connection and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Passing & Certification

  • Must have current AAPC membership
  • An overall score of 70% or higher is required to pass the certification exam.

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 email instruction on course access.

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