The American Academy of Professional Coders offers online courses and credentialing that give medical transcriptionists the certifications needed to start work in the field of outpatient coding. The American Health Information Management Association offers online certification for inpatient coding, records management and other health care professions.
The AAPC offers training for medical billing, auditing and coding, including CPT, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II. The organization also offers courses in compliance and practice management, all with testing available to provide the professional certifications needed to begin work in the industry. AHIMA offers training and certifications for certified coding associates, certified coding specialists and physician-based certified coding specialists. Both these organizations help with exam preparation and testing.