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Certified Professional Coder Credential

Credit Recommendations

  • BIO 130 Human Biology: 4 credits, lower division level
  • BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • BIO 215 Pathophysiology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HCA 105 Medical Terminology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 210 Medical Coding & Billing 1: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 211 Medical Coding & Billing 2: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates 

January 2016 through December 2021

Credit Recommendations

  • BIO 130 Human Biology: 4 credits, lower division level
  • BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • BIO 215 Pathophysiology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HCA 105 Medical Terminology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 211 Medical Coding & Billing 2: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates 

January 2012 through December 2015

Credit Recommendations

  • CPT Coding Theory and Practice: 3 credits, upper division level
  • Human Anatomy: 3 credits, lower division level
  • ICD-9-CM & HCPCS Coding Theory and Practice: 3 credits, lower division level
  • Medical Terminology: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates 

January 2006 through December 2012

Issuing Agency

AAPC

Applying for the Credit

If your credential was issued or valid during the validity period, or effective dates, for the credit recommendation, then you're eligible to apply for the credit. 

  • Consult with your Academic Advisor regarding the applicability of the credit to your degree plan.
  • Contact the PLA Office or the Registrar to apply for the credit. 

About the Review

The 2014 review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.