What is the certification exam? Are there fees?
The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination is offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). It consists of questions regarding the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing professional medical services to insurance companies. Examinees must also demonstrate knowledge on proper modifier use, coding guidelines and regulatory rules.
The proctored exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions. You will have five hours and 40 minutes to complete the exam. The cost of $380, which includes one free retake if necessary. The cost is $300 if you have joined the AAPC as a member. You may use your code book in the exam. More information about the exam is available at AAPC.com.