Certified Medical Coder

2023 is your year to SHINE with the Washington County Community College and Practice Management Institute with a completely online Medical Coding Preparatory and Certification Program.  Health care career opportunities for medical coders are among the most stable in job markets throughout the U.S. and in Maine, with salaries that can grow with each year of hands-on experience.

Certified medical coders are in the top in-demand jobs in the healthcare industry. Certification demonstrates to employers that you have advanced expertise. Certified medical coders can advance their careers into chart auditing and supervisory roles.

The course of study includes Coding Basics and Certified Medical Coder training modules. Especially for new coders for work in an outpatient setting, this 5-part Coding Basics series covers fundamental coding concepts and introduces CPT, ICD-10-CM, and E/M coding. This course includes 18 hours of recorded instruction and 5 digital workbooks. 

  • Medical Terminology for Coders
  • Introduction to Medical Coding
  • Introduction to ICD-10 Coding
  • Introduction to CPT Coding
  • Introduction to E/M Coding

The Certified Medical Coder® is a leading certification for medical coding professionals who work with outpatient claims. The training program prepares candidates with advanced knowledge of the reimbursement cycle from patient encounter to claim. These skills are imperative for proper claim submission and accurate payment for services rendered.

For employers, auditors, and business associates, CMC signifies an ongoing commitment to continued professional development. Those who continue to expand their professional knowledge will have an edge in today’s ever-changing healthcare climate.

This format includes access to twelve instructor-led 90-minute recorded sessions, a full course manual with workbook exercises, medical terminology course, a practice exam, and timed, six-hour proctored certification exam. 


This training is available on an ongoing basis to learners or businesses.

To apply, please complete this online registration
and email to workforce@wccc.me.edu


. Well-trained aspiring coding professionals who earn national certification improve career growth opportunities.  Contact workforce@wccc.me.edu for more information.


This program is funded in partnership with Maine Jobs & Recovery, Harold Alfond Center for Advancement, and Washington County Community College.





Washington County Community College was recently named one of the top 150 community colleges in the United States for its commitment to student success and educational excellence. Along with Maine’s six other community colleges, WCCC offers the lowest tuition and fees of any institution in New England, and serves as an educational, community, and economic development resource for Washington County and beyond by providing educational and workforce training opportunities with individualized attention to all who desire to gain technical skills, develop career specializations, engage in self-improvement, and/or prepare for transfer.


Practice Management Institute® (PMI), a trusted resource nationally for medical office teams since 1983, trains and certifies administrative professionals working in medical offices: medical office managers and staff working in coding, billing, auditing, and compliance. New and experienced professionals learn current guidelines and best practices to perform more effectively in their role. Providers and consultants involved in the business side of outpatient services also attend to understand the practical application of medical office administration guidelines.