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Self-Study Online Training




Online CPC Exam Prep Class

Study at your own pace. Learners will have up to eight months to complete


$1300 for active AAPC members


CPC exam prep online self-study course is ideal for individual learners who are self-disciplined to complete online programs on their own at their own pace. The program must be completed within eight (8) months. Extensions can be purchased on a month-to-month basis.  

This course is designed for all levels of experience or no experience at all.  There are no prerequisites for this course, however, medical terminology and/or anatomy training is recommended but not required. 

Program Highlights: 

  • Online learning management system (Blackboard) that includes: AAPC MCT curriculum with 21 chapter modules, audio-lectures, end-of-chapter reviews, hands-on coding exercises, illustrations of abstract coding from operative reports, mid-term exam, and final exam

  • INCLUDES: AAPC Medical Coding Training Curriculum (MCT): CPC Textbook and Workbook

  • INCLUDES: AAPC one-year membership ($145 value). *Course is discounted for current active members 

  • INCLUDES: Discount on AAPC CPC exam fee. *Paid separately by the student

  • INCLUDES: PowerPoints, test-taking tips and techniques, and other handouts

  • INCLUDES: *BONUS an online CPC® practice exam with a built-in timer

  • Assigned a dedicated certified coder coach with 10 or more years of experience so that students can email questions and/or clarification if needed

  • AAPC certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the program

  • Upon completion of the online CPC Exam Prep course, learners are prepared to sit for the CPC® national examination

  • CPC online prep course is designed for all levels of experience (no healthcare experience needed)


  • NOT INCLUDED: The following current-year coding manuals are required for this course (purchased separately): 

    • AMA CPT Code Book

    • ICD-10-CM Code Book
    • HCPCS Level II Book

Course Description:


The CPC online course is designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification national exam. Each student will learn principles of medical coding as it relates to the three main coding manuals:  CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II.  This course is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding and anyone preparing for the AAPC CPC national certification examination.  


Course Objectives:

  • Learn the correct application of the CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II code sets and modifiers

  • Identify and learn to use the appendices of the CPT manual

  • Understand the levels of Evaluation & Management (E/M) services

  • Code a wide range of patient services using CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II codes

  • Understand the official ICD-10-CM coding principles and guidelines

  • Learn to correctly apply coding conventions and coding guidelines when assigning diagnosis codes

  • Learn to assign ICD-10-CM codes to the highest level of specificity


Course Content: 

Chapter 01 – The Business of Medicine 

Chapter 02 – Anatomy and Terminology 

Chapter 03 – Introduction to ICD-10-CM 

Chapter 04 – ICD-10-CM Coding Chapters 1-11 

Chapter 05 – ICD-10-CM Coding Chapters 12-21

Chapter 06 – Introduction to CPT®, Surgery Guidelines, HCPCS, and Modifiers 

Chapter 07 – Integumentary System 

Chapter 08 – Musculoskeletal System 

Chapter 09 – Respiratory, Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, Diaphragm 

Chapter 10 – Cardiovascular System 

Chapter 11 – Digestive System 

Chapter 12 – Urinary System and Male Genital System 

Chapter 13 – Reproductive Systems, Female Genital System, and Maternity 

Chapter 14 – Endocrine System and Nervous System 

Chapter 15 – Eye and Ocular Adnexa, Auditory Systems 

Chapter 16 – Anesthesia 

Chapter 17 – Radiology 

Chapter 18 – Pathology/Laboratory 

Chapter 19 – Evaluation and Management 

Chapter 20 – Medicine 

Chapter 21 – What Lies Ahead

Final Exam

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