Recertification examinations are designed to test your knowledge of coding and relevant clinical, reimbursement/compliance changes affecting your specialty since your original certification date (or your last recertification date).
The HCS-D and HCS-O recertification exam consists of ten multiple choice questions and the ACS, SCP, and CCP-P recertification exams may consist of a mix of true/false, matching, fill-in-the blank and multiple choice questions. You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam. You should expect to receive an email from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance approximately three months prior to your recertification date (see your certificate for the month and date). Since email addresses change often, please notify us at email@example.com in case our email records are out-of-date.
As with your initial certification, there are several options for taking the exam. For more information on the options available, click here.
The same proctoring policies will be enforced, and all applicants must adhere to examination pre-registration procedures.
Recertification examinations must be completed before your 2nd (4th, 6th, etc.) anniversary date. Recertification candidates who do not pass on their first attempt may re-take the recertification examination a second time within 60 days of receipt of their results at no additional cost.