Begin your path to a career in Medical Coding.

Lifework Education and MedCerts have partnered to bring you high-quality online  certification programs.

The Professional Coder: Medical Coding program is designed for individuals seeking to start a career in medical coding within a physician's office, offering essential preparation for certification exams such as CCS-P or CPC and establishing a solid foundation for success in the field.







Obtain the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification or the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) credential, recognized as the industry standard for medical coding in physician office settings.

This comprehensive 22-week program features two courses: Introduction to Human Anatomy & Medical Terminology and Medical Coding. Regardless of the exam chosen, you will gain expertise in medical coding principles using the main codebooks: CPT, ICD-10-CM Volumes 1 & 2, and HCPCS Level II. The Medical Coding textbook includes access to coding software for ongoing practice beyond course completion, allowing hands-on application of coding skills.

Our collaboration with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) provides the resources needed to successfully prepare for the CPC or CCS-P exams. Those who pass the CPC exam earn the CPC-A credential. Upon completing one year of practical coding experience as a CPC-A (apprentice), you will achieve the full CPC designation.

Obtaining either certification opens doors to diverse career opportunities.

*Previous billing & coding or industry experience recommended



Course Costs

Total Course Tuition: $3,500

Monthly payment options as low as $303 also available. 

Covered Materials*:

  • Expert-led video based training
  • Textbook
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.


Online Certification

Total Program Duration: 22 weeks

A classroom experience in an online setting.

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Enrollment Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Web Browser with internet connection

  • Course registration & payment

  • Prior billing & coding or industry experience (Recommended)

  • Qualifying score on the Wonderlic SLE-Q and WBST test

Required Courses:

  • Professionalism in Allied Health - 2 Weeks

  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology - 6 weeks

  • Medical Coding - 14 weeks

Total Program Duration - 22 Weeks

Learn more about Professional Medical Coding

By earning certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P), you have demonstrated expertise in interpreting medical charts and accurately assigning diagnosis (ICD-10) and procedure codes (CPT and HCPCS) across diverse clinical scenarios and services. This qualification also prepares you for additional responsibilities in revenue cycle management and reimbursement tasks within doctor's offices, clinics, ambulatory facilities, and various healthcare settings.


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