The iCodeAcademy Program
CPC® Preparation Course Syllabus
Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy (or AAPC courses) strongly recommended.
80 (Note: 80 clock hours accounts only for time spent in the online course, and does not include time spent outside the course or study time. Study time will vary widely per individual.)
To be completed at student’s own pace within a 4-month period or less. Enrollment date begins at date of purchase. Monthly course extensions may be purchased.
Online course, independent self-study, no classroom meetings; student may login to course at their own time schedule, no specific login times. Students may email course content questions to coaching staff.
The student will learn principles of medical coding related to the three main code books: CPT®, ICD-10CM Code Set and HCPCS Level II. This course is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician’s office and strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for AAPC’s CPC certification examination.
The instructional methods used include reading assignments, practice exercises and other assignments, audio/video lectures, chapter review exams, and a final exam. To receive a certificate of completion, students must successfully complete the course within the allotted time frame of 4 months or less (monthly extensions may be purchased).
Successful course completion includes:
- An attempt of all required assignments
- A passing score of 70% or higher on all chapter exams
- A passing score of 70% or higher on the final exam
- An overall final course score of 70% or higher
No reduced hours in the course or tuition discount for previous education or training will be granted.
- CPT® Professional Edition (current year), AMA publisher
- ICD-10-CM Code Set (current year), any publisher
- HCPCS Level II (current year), any publisher
Required code books may be purchased through AAPC or any major bookseller.
1. Medical dictionary, any publisher
High-speed Internet connection with Blackboard supported Operating System & Web browser (see the “Course Requirements” tab: https://www.aapc.com/training/cpc-online-medical-coding-training-course.aspx); Adobe Flash Player; Adobe Acrobat Reader. For best experience, use of a mobile device is not recommended.
Payment is due in full at time of enrollment. Fees listed do not include any required or recommended textbooks/supplies or computer requirements, which are to be purchased separately by the student. Prices are variable and subject to change, please contact academy administrator for most current enrollment fees.