About AAPC

AAPC is the world’s largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare, for medical coders, billers, auditors, practice managers, documentation specialists, compliance officers, and revenue cycle managers. All members of AAPC agree to abide by the AAPC Code of Ethics, which ensures high levels of professionalism, integrity, and ethical behavior.

AAPC helps people find, begin, and maintain new careers. AAPC also helps them determine the right career path, provides resources and support throughout their studies, helps them land their first job, and gives them the means to advance their careers. From the tools and resources we offer to a network of over 220,000 coders, billers, auditors, and AAPC employees to help them along the way, one thing is sure: AAPC members are never alone.


AAPC was founded in 1988 as the American Academy of Professional Coders, with the aim of providing education and certification to coders working in physician-based settings. These settings include group practices and specialty centers (i.e. non-hospital settings). As their services expanded beyond medical and outpatient coding, the full name was dropped in favor of the AAPC initialism.