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Will I need a computer and internet access to take the program?

Yes, all students will need regular access to a computer and high-speed internet. Your computer will need at least a 2GHz processor or faster, 4 GB RAM or more, built-in or external speakers, USB 2.0 port or adaptor, a webcam supported operating system, Windows 7 or higher, or MacOS Sierra 10.12 or higher.

Will I need to pass a drug test?

You should expect that our educational partners will require you to pass a drug test before starting school or sometime during your educational journey, and that all employers will require you to pass a drug test before starting work.

Are there any prerequisite courses required for this program?

Medical coding students are required to complete two courses — an introduction to anatomy and physiology for healthcare and a medical terminology course. If you’ve previously completed these courses, you will be asked to provide a transcript during the application process.
Futuro Health also provides a free Spanish to English language course designed to prepare students for careers in allied health. Depending on your language skills, additional English language learning will be offered to you. You will complete a short evaluation during the application process to determine your eligibility.

What are the certificate exam requirements?

A professional medical coder must successfully complete a nationally recognized exam such as the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination to work in the field. These exams require you to demonstrate your understanding and proficiency using standardized codes. There are a variety of additional certifications you can pursue in medical coding as you advance in your career.