Because ARHCP already requires an annual update exam to renew the RMC certification, we are not requiring members to take a separate ICD-10 proficiency exam. The annual update exam (beginning on October 1st) will incorporate the ICD-10-CM code set.

Your renewal date is the day that you passed the initial certification exam (RMC, RMM, RMA, RMB, or REMS). It is available on your membership card, which is mailed to you each year.

Note: If you have misplaced your card, please contact an ARHCP representative at or 866-892-2765. 

Renewal reminders will be sent to you via mail and email 90, 60, and 30 days before your renewal date each year.

You will need to purchase a 30-, 60-, or 90-day extension. This will give you 30, 60, or 90 days past your renewal date to complete the entire renewal process. If you pass your renewal date by more than 90 days, you will need to re-take the initial certification exam.

The current year’s medical coding books (CPT®, ICD-10, and HCPCS II). These can be purchased online from ARHCP.

You will have two attempts at the online update exam and 24 hours for each one.

To protect the integrity of the online exams, we are not at liberty to disclose the questions and/or answers. However, we are able to provide the areas in which questions were answered incorrectly, as well as the amount missed per section.

Your score is immediately available upon submitting the exam. You will need at least a 76% to pass.

The Medical Business Journal is MMI’s e-newsletter, available to you on the learning site after clicking on the “My Courses” tab.

Go to the learning site ( and click on the “forgot password” button. You can then enter your email address to receive an email with a link that will allow you to reset your password.

Note: If you don’t receive the email, be sure to check your spam/junk folder. 

Make sure you are using a current browser. The learning site requires you to use the most updated version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer.

Note: If you are not sure what browser you are using, visit

You can email the documents/certificates directly to as an attachment, or you can fax them to 678-669-2483 Attention: Renewal Department. You can submit these documents throughout the year, but be sure to do so before your renewal date.

Note: If you purchased CEU courses directly through ARHCP, they will automatically be applied toward your upcoming certification renewal.

You will need 12 CEUs annually for one credential and six more CEUs for each additional credential you hold.

Example: If you hold the RMC credential, you must submit 12 CEUs. If you add on the RMM credential, you will need an additional six CEUs for a total of 18 CEUs to submit each year.

No, the learning site automatically saves your answers throughout the exam. You are able to log back into the learning site and resume the exam where you left off.

Note: The exam will automatically submit after the set time limit.

Upon passing your exam, you will receive a “Congratulations” email containing the estimated shipping date for your membership card and seal. Generally, these renewal documents are mailed out every two weeks.

Note: This is when you will update and/or confirm your shipping address.