CMCP - Certified Medical Coder Professional

The Certified Medical Coder Professional (CMCP) exam is administered an by Medical Coding & Healthcare Compliance.  By passing the CMCA certification examination, you are designated as a health care professional in Medical coding and auditing. 

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Certification Eligibility: 

Eligible candidates must meet one of the following requirements: 

  • Education: complete at least 100 hours of online or classroom training for medical coding and/or auditing

  • Experience: Minimum of two (2) years related coding and/or auditing experience

  • Credential: Hold an active MCHC credential OR a credential from other certifying organization plus one (1) year of coding and/or auditing experience. 

Exam Details: 

The CMCP is a 4.5 hour timed exam. 

Section 1 is 2 hours and Section 2 is 2.5 hours. 

Section 1: 100 Multiple Choice Questions

25 ICD-10-CM Guideline questions

40 CPT

5 Medical Terminology

5 Anatomy

8 HCPCS Level II

8 Medical Record Documentation

9 Modifiers for CPT and HCPCS 

Section 2: 25 Coding Cases

10 E/M Cases

  • Includes CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM

15 Surgical and/or Ancillary Service Cases

  • Includes CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM

Exam Locations: 

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: 

Home2Suites by Hilton, 2819

Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

September 27, 2020

Registration Options: 

Online Review & CMCP Certification:    $499

Includes 60 day access to online review materials and one attempt at certification exam. 

Additional attempt $75 

CMCP Certification Exam:  $199

Includes one attempt at certification. 

Additional attempt  $75

Register online or call 855-226-3348.

Required Text / Materials: 

Current ICD-10-CM

Current CPT Professional

Current HCPCS Level II

No. 2 Pencils

Optional Text / Materials: 


Anatomy Reference

Medical Dictionary 

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Questions about certification?          Call 855-226-3348

Why Get Certified? 

Certified medical coders are in demand!  The need for qualified and certified coders continues to grow year over year. The salaries of certified medical coders is also increasing according to independent surveys completed by an industry healthcare organization. Understanding medical coding is just the beginning step in your career.  Becoming certified as a medical coder will demonstrate your mastery and signify your excellence as professional coder. 

What score is required to pass the CMCP? 

To pass the CMCP exam, an overall score of 80% or higher must be achieved. A combined score of section 1 and section 2 will be used to calculate the overall score for certification. To pass the exam and obtain certification, 100 correct questions must be answered. 

What is required to maintain certification?

In addition to continued membership with MCHC, 12 CEUs per renewal year is required. CEUs are submitting annually and can be obtained from most major healthcare administrative organizations, associations and/or medical societies.  Proof of CEUs should be retained for one year after renewal.  CEUs obtained from non-MCHC events should include certificate, agenda, and proof of registration.