CPC® Exam: Test Taking Strategies to Pass the First Time


There’s no doubt about it, the CPC® exam is tough. A variety of sources show that ONLY about 50% of coders receive the necessary 70% score to pass the CPC® Exam on the first try. That means that half of all test-takers need a second shot at passing. Who wants to take this test more than once?

This test has always been difficult, but new changes – including shrinking the number of questions to 100 from 150 and decreasing the time to complete it to 4 hours – means it’s more important than ever to properly manage your time. Spending too much time second-guessing your answers on even a few questions can cause self-doubt to spiral out of control and tank your CPC® exam.

That’s where, Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I, comes in. She’ll give you her proven test-taking strategies to help you better prepare and pass the CPC® exam on your first try. The practical tactics Alicia will outline will help you master time management and retention skills so you can walk into the test with confidence.

Here are just a few of the proven CPC® exam preparation tactics you’ll receive by signing up for this 90-minute online training:

  • Evade the most common test-taking mistakes that could cost you the exam
  • Use the most important element to passing to your benefit (it may not be what you think)
  • Avoid getting stuck on one or two questions and running out of time
  • Choose your answers more quickly, accurately, and with confidence
  • Master time management techniques that leave you time to review
  • Reduce answer “flipping” and wasting valuable time
  • Use the AAPC website to predict how the CPC®  exam is divided up
  • And so much more…

Don’t waste your time studying every possible question on the exam. In her 90-minute online training session, Alicia will give you the tools and techniques you need to drill down to study the most important information first and give you a better chance at sailing through the CPC® exam.

IMPORTANT: This session is NOT for those that are just learning coding. It’s for those professionals that are skilled coders and want to increase their chances of passing this tough test the first time. Sign up and learn her expert, proven strategies for studying and taking the CPC® exam so you can pass on your first attempt.

BONUS: As an added bonus for attending Alicia’s 90-minute online CPC® exam test-prep course, you’ll also receive a sample certification exam. This mock exam will help you put to practice what you’ve learned during the online training session. Remember, these questions are NOT the actual questions on the exam, but they will give you a clearer picture of the types of questions you’ll be expected to answer correctly curing the test.

Meet Your Expert

Alicia Scott
CPC, CPC-I, CRCEducation Director, CodingCertification.org

Alicia is the Education Director for CodingCertification.org which is owned and managed by Laureen Janroep, CPC, CPC-I. CodingCertification.Org helps new and seasoned coders with their certification education – first to get certified then to maintain certification.

Alicia first learned about medical coding while working in a medical records department and through the years she has held several jobs in the medical field from, CNA, EMT, Pharmacy technician and Medial Records Abstractor and Analyst. She is working towards her Masters in Health Care Administration with an emphasis on education.

She is an instructor at a private college teaching medical coding and billing and medical law and ethics. Having taken many on-line classes through the years to complete her degree she feels very comfortable with both face to face and on-line learning. Alicia will tell you that not only does she love medical coding but she has a passion for teaching it.