Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO

Certified Professional Compliance Officer – CPCO

The AAPC Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO) certificate meets the ever increasing compliance requirements of government laws, regulations, rules and guidelines. Medical practices require employees who can develop, organize, manage and direct the functions of a compliance department. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides that compliance programs become a mandatory condition for inclusion in federal health programs. The requirement was endorsed by Daniel R. Levinson of the Office of the Inspector General during his testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce of the Health 

As a CPCO Certified Individual, you have demonstrated an understanding of the key requirements required to effectively develop, implement and monitor a healthcare compliance program for your practice based on government guidelines – including internal compliance. Reviews, audits, risk assessments Education and training of staff.


The CPCO is a certificate of healthcare compliance that will help you take your career to the next level.

Prepare for the CPCO exam
Learn more about the CPCO exam.  

CPCO  Preparation Course 

This online course is designed to prepare the AAPC CPCO  exam student for a career as a compliance officer in a practice or medical facility. The course covers the key requirements necessary to effectively develop, implement and monitor a healthcare compliance program in your practice based on government guidelines – including internal compliance reviews, audits, risk assessments and staff training and education.

CPCO  Study Guide

The CPCO Study Guide prepares you for the AAPC CPCO Health Compliance Exam. Compliance history, guidelines for the OIG, HIPAA, EMTALA, CLIA and OSHA compliance program, and other important implementing laws are reviewed in text in an easy to understand outline format. Test execution techniques to optimize exam preparation.

Online practice exam CPCO 

This 50-question practice exam is taken online and is the BEST way to measure your readiness for the actual CPCO. The content of the online practice exam mimics that of the certification exam itself.

The CPCO certification exam


The CPCO certification exam includes the following elements:


OIG Compliance Program Instructions for

Compliance Program Guidelines.


Guide to the OIG’s Supplementary Compliance Program for Hospitals


Main areas of risk and others


Fraud and Abuse Laws


Other laws and regulations


Investigations / process audits


References / Resources

Certified Professional Compliance Officer training

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4Emergency Department  (CEDC)CRC (Certified Risk Adjustment Coder)
5Family Practice  (CFPC)CPB (Certified Professional Biller)
6General Surgery  (CGSC)CPMA (Certified Professional Medical Auditor)
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8Obstetrics and Gynecology  (COBGC)CPPM (Certified Physician Practice Manager)
9Ophthalmology  (COPC)CPCO (Certified Professional Compliance Officer)
10Orthopedic Surgery (COSC) 


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