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Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)

Course number : 3020006   ID : 20162    Section Number : 31W
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This is a FastForward Program: FastForward programs are short-term training courses for industry credentials in high-demand jobs. Eligible Virginia residents may pay only one-third (1/3) of the full tuition cost. To qualify, you must meet the Virginia domicile requirements. Virginia "domicile" means you have lived in Virginia and intended to stay here indefinitely for at least one year before the date of application. A domicile determination form will be part of your registration process. Additional financial assistance is available to offset some or all of the FastForward tuition costs. Complete this short survey to see if you qualify for financial assistance. Learn more about FastForward

G3 Initiative: The G3 program makes it possible for Virginians with low or modest income to pursue jobs in high-demand fields. Learn more about G3 to see if you qualify for additional funding to offset the tuition cost.

Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) Program Pricing:
  • Regular/Full Price: $3,435
  • FastForward Price: $1,145
  • FastForward plus G3 Price: $0

Instructional Mode:  Learn@Home and On Campus (Hybrid – Instructor-led)
Admission Requirements:
  • Students must have a high school diploma, GED, or college degree.  Foreign diplomas need to have an official translation.
  • Students must complete the Healthcare Orientation prior to registering for this class.
Program Description:
  • This comprehensive and fast-paced entry-level program is intended for the person who has never worked in healthcare and is looking for a new career skill set. Medical billers and coders (also called health claims specialists) are responsible for processing insurance claims for healthcare facilities and physicians' practices. As a medical billing and coding specialist, you’ll work to bridge the gap between doctors, insurance companies, and patients. This course requires you to have a strong understanding of the English language.

    This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) – Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam; this program will not prepare you to sit for the AAPC, CPC, or AHIMA exams. The NHA exam voucher, coding manuals, and online coursework are included in the tuition. No other certification exam can be substituted in this program.
Technology Requirement:
  • All students need access to the internet and a computer with a webcam and microphone.
    Chromebooks, iPads, or mobile phones are not supported. 
Included with tuition:
  • Bundled price includes coding manuals, online coursework, and NHA exam voucher. No other certification exam can be substituted in this program. Note: The materials are assigned to students on or by the first day of class and are non-refundable once assigned.

This program cannot be combined with any other discounts/promotions.
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Class Details

27 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Wed, Fri.  
  Weekly - Mon, Wed.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  NOVA Woodbridge Regional Center (WRC)
  NOVA Workforce Online Class.

Instructor : Terriann Crudup 

CEUs : 8



Please read:  Learn@Home & On Campus (Hybrid - Instructor-led): This class has multiple schedules and locations. Class meets on campus, on the days, times, and location listed on the class schedule.

The class also meets online in real-time via Zoom on the days and times listed on the class schedule as NOVA Workforce Online Class. Your instructor will facilitate live online lectures and discussions. Reliable internet access and a Zoom-capable device are required. See Zoom Class Requirements for more details.

This class requires the use of your myNOVA account and the CANVAS online classroom. Please follow these instructions on how to activate your myNOVA account before the first day of class: How to access myNOVA and Canvas

This class requires the use of classroom computers. You must use your myNOVA account to log on to computers.

Important: By enrolling in this class as part of the FastForward - New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG) and as a condition to receiving a grant, the student agrees to the following terms and conditions as specified in the WCG Agreement (Preview PDF).This agreement will be completed electronically during registration.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 07/05/2024)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
6/24/2024 Mon 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM Woodbridge, NOVA Woodbridge Regional Center (WRC)  Map, Room: WRC 211 Terriann Crudup  Laboratory
6/26/2024 - 6/28/2024 Weekly - Wed, Fri 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map, Room: Online Terriann Crudup  Lecture
7/1/2024 - 8/21/2024 Weekly - Mon, Wed 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map, Room: Online Terriann Crudup  Lecture
7/13/2024 - 8/24/2024 Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Woodbridge, NOVA Woodbridge Regional Center (WRC)  Map, Room: WRC 211 Terriann Crudup  Laboratory
8/26/2024 Mon 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Woodbridge, NOVA Woodbridge Regional Center (WRC)  Map, Room: WRC 216 Terriann Crudup  Laboratory

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