Welcome to the University of Miami Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program

Medical billing and coding and its related occupations are among the fastest growing opportunities in the healthcare industry. A certification in MBC will help to prepare students for a rewarding career in a wide array of medical settings such as medical record coders, insurance billers and health information technicians.

This program is offered through the Office of Professional Advancement at the University of Miami.

Quick Facts About the Program

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  • Career Outlook

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections indicate that employment of professionals in this field will increase 20% prior to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

  • What Will I Learn?

    Upon successful completion of the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program, students will demonstrate proficiency in:

    1. Applying medical terminology effectively in the practices of medical billing and coding
    2. Differentiating anatomy, physiology and disease pathology concepts in the interpretation of medical documentation and the assignment of standardized codes
    3. Diagnostic and procedural coding
    4. Certification Examination Preparation

  • How Will I Benefit From UM's Program?

    The Medical Billing & Coding Program begins with a standard block of courses necessary to obtain the foundation knowledge needed for certification in billing and coding. Essential sciences are covered in the medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, diagnostic coding, and disease pathology modules. Once these core medical topics are covered, the Program provides the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to perform diagnostic coding, using the ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding systems, and procedural coding. Students will participate in a module specific focusing on CPC® examination preparation.

  • Is This Program Right For Me?

    Accuracy is extremely important. You should have an eye for detail, be a team player and possess a professional attitude. You should feel comfortable working with a computer and always be willing to learn.

  • How Long Is The Program?

    Program is 7 months long.

  • Program Format & Location

    This program is offered online.

  • Tuition & Fees

    The cost of the classroom program ranges from $4,995-$5,395.

  • Financial Assistance Options

    Financial assistance and payment plans are available for this program. To learn more, please speak with an enrollment advisor at (305) 284-4000.


  • What Can I Do After Earning The Certificate?

    All students will complete the Standard Block of classes, which includes Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Disease Pathology, Diagnostic Coding and Procedural Coding. You will then choose an add-on module that will prepare you for the certification examination of your choosing: CPC® ,COC™ , CCA®, CPC-P®, and CCS®. Participants who are interested in the CCS certification will also study Pharmacology and Intermediate Coding.

  • What Are The Requirements To Earn The Certificate?

    No specific experience or education required.

  • Required Courses

    This program will prepare you to take one standard block, and a choice of five add ons based on the different coding exams:

    • Medical Billing and Coding Standard Block Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)
    • Medical Billing and Coding Standard Block with Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)
    • Medical Billing and Coding Standard Block with Certified Coding Associate (CCA®)
    • Medical Billing and Coding Standard Block with Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)
    • Medical Billing and Coding Standard Block with Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®)

  • Professional Badges



    The Division of Continuing and International Education’s mission is to empower people to reach their full potential through lifelong and lifewide learning. Revolutionary learning experiences are created for our students to ensure that we meet the demands of the ever-changing economy. We continuously measure our programs’ core competencies, instruction, quality, standards, and service.

    The continuing education landscape has elevated an era of innovation and disruption and as such, the Office of Professional Advancement has instituted a badging system. Graduates of our programs will be able to virtually display a badge, which showcases their new skillset to prospective employers and professional colleagues.

    How does it Work?

    Badges are earned by successfully completing a certificate program through the Office of Professional Advancement. * Upon completion, you will receive an email with instructions on how to collect your badge. Once collected, you can display your badge on social media sites like LinkedIn. Any potential employer will be able to click on the badge for a list of specific skills associated with the respective certificate received.

    *Please call us for a list of approved programs.

    For more information about our career and professional development badging, please call us at 305-284-4000.

  • Have Questions?

    For more information, please call 305-284-4000. Our enrollment advisors can answer any questions or schedule a meeting to discuss your goals and opportunities.

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