Education & Training Opportunities

Why Choose a Career as a Medical Coding Specialist?

If you’re looking for a rewarding and lucrative work-from-home job, medical coding could be right for you. Medical coding is a popular choice for people seeking a career that evolves with new technology, clinical research, and public health initiatives. In fact, the demand for medical coders is at a historic high. Fueled by the healthcare needs of an aging population, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists medical coding among the 20 fastest growing occupations.

This bodes well for those seeking job security and an exciting career with the potential to work from home. According to AAPC’s 2022 Medical Coding Salary Survey, 51% of respondents work from home thanks to technology that enables HIPAA-compliant remote access to electronic health records (EHR).

Medical Coding Salary

The average annual salary for a certified medical coder is $58,055 — $11,000 more than their uncertified peers. If you’re new to coding and aspire to earn more, consider obtaining your Certified Professional Coder (CPC)® credential as a first step.


CPC Training Program

The CPC Certification Preparation Course is an entry-level course that brings together foundational coding knowledge, including medical terminology and anatomy.

When to Enroll

This course is applicable for beginners with no coding experience (who have a high-level understanding of Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Pathophysiology) up to seasoned coders wanting to earn a CPC credential.


Differentiate yourself for a medical coding position by showing you have a broad knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for professional (physician) services.

Course Length

Self-Paced: Average time to completion is four to eight months. Six-month access to course materials with options for extensions.

Instructor-Led (Most Popular): 20-weeks from start date to completion. New courses start every week.

Course Syllabus

Download the CPC Preparation Course Syllabus

Total Cost $2,500
Includes current year ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS code books, AAPC membership, Online access to course materials, voucher to register for certification exam (single attempt)

Pay Over Time: Make easy monthly payments (50% deposit required)

Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC®) Certification Course

Essential to capturing accurate risk scores for patients, the Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC®) helps to ensure that health plans and providers receive necessary funding to cover healthcare for high-risk patients.

Become a Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC)

CRCs are in demand and find employment opportunities in a range of healthcare settings — from physician practices and hospitals to health plans and third-party vendors of risk adjustment auditing services. Because CRCs conduct specialized work and have direct impact on healthcare revenue, they’re well compensated. The average annual salary for a CRC is $64,995, according to AAPC’s 2022 Medical Coding Salary Survey Report.

Total Cost $1,500
Includes current year ICD-10-CM code book, AAPC membership, Online access to course materials, voucher to register for certification exam (single attempt)

CRC Certification Course Options

To prepare for your CRC exam, you can choose classroom training or our online CRC certification training. When choosing the online course, you can further customize your training.

Lifestyles and learning preferences are not one-size-fits-all, which is why AAPC offers training options for students preparing for a career in risk adjustment coding.

1.Select the self-paced option if you prefer working at your convenience with no set schedule.

2.If you learn best in a structured and interactive setting, choose our instructor-led online CRC training course. This option is live, meets on specified days, and provides one-on-one time with your instructor.

Required Code Books

Prerequisite Courses for CPC Training

Computer With:

  • High-speed Internet access
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download available)
  • For best experience, use of a mobile device is not recommended

Why Choose AAPC for Your CRC Training?

AAPC specializes in healthcare business education and has set the standards for medical coding and billing. Our credentialed coders have proven mastery of all code sets, E/M principles, and documentation guidelines. CRCs and other AAPC-credentialed coders represent the best in the medical coding career field.

Highest Certification Pass Rate

When you train with AAPC, you’re ensured a comprehensive education that covers everything needed to pass your certification exam, earn your professional CRC credential, and succeed in your rewarding career. As an AAPC student, in fact, you’re 3 times more likely to pass your national certification exam than if you trained anywhere else.