AACVPR Program Certification

The AACVPR Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification process is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies.

Beginning with the 2018 Program Certification application, AACVPR will be moving to more of an outcomes-based process with the measurement of more meaningful outcomes. The new Performance Measures will highlight this change.

The 2018 Program Certification Application data collection period start date has been extended to July 1, 2017 to ensure that all programs have ample time to implement the required assessment tools. 


Important Dates for the 2018 Program Certification Cycle

  • December 1, 2017: Application opens
  • February 28, 2018: Completed applications and payments due
  • March - May 2018: Program Certification Committee Review Team completes initial application review 
  • June - August 2018: Program Certification Committee Chair and Board Liaison oversight review; and Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) testing
  • August 31, 2018: Letters sent notifying programs of application decisions


Access Your Program Certification Dashboard

  

The AACVPR 2018 Program Certification application opens on December 1st, 2017

Need help navigating this year's new application system? We encourage you to view the brief PowerPoint tutorial to familiarize yourself with the process prior to logging into the application system.

Narrated Tutorial: Using and Navigating the AACVPR Program Certification Platform Powerpoint icon
Tutorial as an Annotated PDF pdficon_large.png


Primary Certification Contact Form

Please Click Here to set up a new Primary Contact for the 2018 application cycle or to update your contact for your currently certified program. The Certification Primary Contact is the chief individual responsible for completing certification application(s) and receiving important updates about AACVPR Program Certification.


Clinical Questions?

For clinical questions regarding the Program Certification application content and requirements, please visit our FAQ page and Certification Application Resources page. If you are an AACVPR member and have a question not addressed in the FAQ, please submit your question by email to certification@aacvpr.org to be forwarded to a clinical expert. 


Joining the AACVPR Registry Will Now Help With your Program Certification Application

Programs subscribed to the AACVPR Outpatient Data Registries can now use their registry data to complete the program’s clinical outcomes assessment. A direct link within the application will populate your registry data for easy transfer into the application fields.


Already a Registry User? Download the Updated Registry Data Entry Sheets Now

The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Registry and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Registry are currently being updated to include new data fields to align with the new Program Certification application. The new fields should be active soon, and in the meantime, programs can collect data for certification using the updated Registry Data Sheets. The new fields have been highlighted in the sheets, and programs will be able to go back in and add data for these fields to patients already in the registry as soon as the enhancements are launched. For more information about the enhancements, please visit the Registry User Resource Page here

CR Registry Data Sheet (Updated July 2017)
PR Registry Data Sheet (Updated July 2017)

Additional Tools for Success!

AACVPR created the Performance Measures webinar series include all the information you need to understand the Performance Measures and reporting requirements for Program Certification. You can purchase the webinars individually or as a series, for more information click here.



Access Your Program Certification Dashboard

 


Primary & Secondary Program Certification Contacts: The AACVPR 2017 Program Certification application opens in December 2016. Click on the Dashboard icon on the left to access your dashboard and view your program's recent applications or create a new application.     


Access Your Program Certification Dashboard

 


Primary & Secondary Program Certification Contacts: The AACVPR 2017 Program Certification application opens in December 2016. Click on the Dashboard icon on the left to access your dashboard and view your program's recent applications or create a new application.     


Access Your Program Certification Dashboard

 


Primary & Secondary Program Certification Contacts: The AACVPR 2017 Program Certification application opens in December 2016. Click on the Dashboard icon on the left to access your dashboard and view your program's recent applications or create a new application.