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This course is Going PRO eligible. Results in 6 credits towards a degree at Davenport University (if the CPC® credential is earned.)

Certified Professional Coder (CPC)® Training Course

As demand for certified professional coders and billers is on the rise, so are the salaries. Here are some interesting statistics pulled from AAPC's Salary Survey:

  • Last year, the average annual salary of an AAPC member was over $51k on average
  • Members with one certification earned 22% more on average than their non-certified colleagues
  • Members with two certifications earned, on average, over $61k
  • Members with three or more certifications earned over $68k on average
  • People who study with AAPC are 3x more likely to pass their certification exams

The AAPC credential is recognized nationally by employers, medical societies and government organizations.

Imagine being on a career path with a highly respected credential, an abundance of opportunities nationwide, and plenty of room to grow and earn more. Let’s make that a reality. Medical coders are required in virtually every private practice, hospital, and clinic. They are essential members of the healthcare team. Without proper medical coding, hospitals and physicians would not be properly reimbursed by insurance companies and patients could be saddled with large medical bills. CPC® stands for Certified Professional Coder. This medical coding certification is offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and serves to provide a sort of evidence that you have the knowledge and skills needed to work as a professional coder. By passing the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam and earning the right to append the CPC® acronym to your name, you become a healthcare professional recognized for reliable mastery of medical coding. This includes coding patient symptoms and diagnoses, as well as diagnostic tests.

The Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) Course was designed by medical coding experts to introduce and strengthen medical coding skills to help you successfully pass the CPC® certification exam offered by AAPC. The course covers CPT, HCPCS and ICD-10-CM coding with hands-on practice coding real world. Prepare to sit for AAPC's CPC® certification exam, an industry-recognized certification, with Davenport University.

The Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) Certification Course is offered in a live-virtual format (using Blackboard Collaborate).

Why Choose DU?

Instructor-led/Expert-led Course:
Our course it taught by an industry expert, certified by AAPC to teach the CPC program.

Our live-virtual format gives you the flexibility to complete your medical coding course from the convenience of your home or office.

Higher Pass Rates:
Only AAPC curriculum is specifically aligned to the credentialing exam, and our exam pass rates are the highest in the industry. In fact, students who learn with AAPC’s curriculum average an 80% pass rate, far above the national average of 27%.

Upon completion, you will be eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam offered by AAPC. The CPC® credential comes with high expectations, trust, and respect.

Career Advancement:
Certified medical coding and billing professionals enjoy competitive salaries, averaging between $52,600 and $60,300 annually, with plenty of opportunities for growth.

Books are Included:
The registration fee includes AAPC curriculum and materials required to complete the course as well as the current year ICD-10-CM Complete Official Codebook, The CPT Professional Edition, and the HCPCS Level II Professional Edition.

Exam Vouchers are Included:
The registration fee includes one exam voucher and one retake voucher for the CPC® certification exam.

AAPC Student Membership Included:
The registration fee includes a one-year student membership to AAPC.

Apprenticeship Removal:
IPEx students can graduate without the apprenticeship designation on their certification.

Payment Options:
This course is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid; however, we do offer convenient payment plan options and access to a private loan to pay for the course.

Higher Student Satisfaction:
Every aspect of every lesson is designed for student engagement and success.

Credit Toward a Degree:
Earning your CPC® credential through AAPC makes you eligible to receive six credits toward your degree at Davenport University. Receive credit for HLTH110-Medical Terminology and HINT222-Procedural CPT/HCPCS Coding.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Utilize proper application of CPT® procedure codes, HCPCS Level II supply codes, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes —all of which medical providers use to submit claims to payers
  • Apply official coding guidelines and conventions when assigning diagnosis and procedure codes
  • Effectively access and use the approved coding books—the AMA’s CPT® Professional Edition, as well as your choice of ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II code manuals (all included in the cost of this program)
  • Code a wide variety of patient charts using CPT®, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS codes
  • Challenge the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - CPC® certification ensures that medical providers are in compliance with regulatory procedures

Medical Coding Certification

There is an incredible need for more medical coders nationwide - and with recent industry changes that need is only going to increase. According to the AAPC, certified medical coders earn an average 20% higher salary than non-certified medical coders do. Many healthcare employers now require a medical coding certification for medical billing and coding positions.

To receive a certificate of completion, you must receive a passing score of 73%. Visit to learn more about the CPC credential. Each code set is updated annually, and CPC examinees should use the current year code books when taking the CPC® certification exam.

Who should attend?

This 16-week course is applicable for beginners with no coding experience up to seasoned coders wanting to earn a CPC credential. We recommend that you have some knowledge or experience with medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology to be able to keep pace with the learning. This entry-level, online medical coding course brings together foundational coding knowledge, including medical terminology and anatomy. By the end of the training, you will be fully prepared for the CPC exam and ready to thrive as a certified medical coder.

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