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No CPC exam in my state until the end of April

 
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No CPC exam in my state until the end of April
by Instructor Laura - Monday, 26 November 2012, 8:36 PM
 

Ugh!  I was not planning on waiting that long to sit for the CPC.  I should be starting Module III tomorrow or the next day (hopefully), as I just finished Module II a little while ago.  I read somewhere or am thinking that we have to start scheduling our cert. exams in Module III, so I was hoping there would be one in March.  (Of course, I hope I'm ready by that time and have completed MIII by that time.)  

Can I go out of state to take it?  I don't live THAT far from another state where they have the test sooner.  Or, should I keep checking the web site and maybe a test will open up in my state sooner than end of April.  

Just not sure.  I was hoping to be finished the entire course by the end of April and I was also hoping to have the CPC by that time, and be ready for the CCS (or have already taken it, as I know some have passed both before the end of MIV).

Just trying to plan ahead.  

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Re: No CPC exam in my state until the end of April
by Carmel Si - Monday, 26 November 2012, 8:52 PM
 

Is this true? I just started Module 3 so I should start looking to schedule my exam?  I better get on it!

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Re: No CPC exam in my state until the end of April
by LaRae Ja - Monday, 26 November 2012, 8:56 PM
 

You can take the test where ever you want to.  It is a good idea to check the website on a regular basis because they always add more sites.  I signed up to take the test in November. The closest location was 250 miles from me.  A month later, I checked and there was a test that was added for December and is only 30 miles from me.  I was able to cancel the one and reschedule for the closer location.  I called AAPC and they were very helpful and took care of the canceling/rescheduling.  Did not cost anything to do that. Gave me an extra month to study too. I have done 2 of the 3 online study tests through AAPC.  They are very helpful and gives a good idea of what to expect.

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Re: No CPC exam in my state until the end of April
by Instructor Laura - Monday, 26 November 2012, 9:06 PM
 

Until I read the MIII syllabus, I'm just not sure when I'll be ready, but some memory in my brain is telling me end of MIII, I should be ready for CPC.  Don't quote me on it (please).  

Thanks LaRae for confirming for me that the AAPC adds tests and that I should check the site from time to time.  Best of luck to you for your December test.

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Re: No CPC exam in my state until the end of April
by Donna Ha - Sunday, 2 December 2012, 9:23 PM
 

LaRae, you and I both will be taking the CPC this month.  Mine is scheduled for the 29th.  I need to take those practice exams  you spoke of. 

Kristi, I am at the end of III, and yes, now is the time to take the CPC. I am amazed at how much I am learning about the coding process, and nervous about how much more I need to learn/know in order to be successful. 

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Re: No CPC exam in my state until the end of April
by LaRae Ja - Tuesday, 25 December 2012, 6:43 PM
 
Good luck on your test Donna!! Let us know how you do.