AAPC has established Project Xtern to help newly AAPC certified medical coders qualify for a medical coding job. The program is designed to provide our members with an avenue to gain valuable work experience that can be applied to resumes, towards the removal of the “apprentice” status (Project Xtern alone will not remove the apprentice designation from credential), and to aid members with finding employment.


Over 200 facilities nationwide, known as Approved Official Extern Site (AOES) are currently participating in the project. Externs are typically placed at these facilities for approximately three months.

Our corporate sponsor, PBC, is proud to be an Approved Official Extern Site