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The Benefits of Membership

Membership in AACVPR provides access to first-rate education from experts in the field, a multidisciplinary network of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals, and the latest updates on regulatory standards and reimbursement issues. Membership offers ways to grow your knowledge, advance your career, and shape the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation to save and improve lives.

Learn about AACVPR’s membership categories and their benefits:

Professional Membership

As a Professional Member of AACVPR, you will receive:

  • Access to members-only content on the AACVPR Web site
  • Timely reimbursement and regulatory updates, sent directly to your e-mail inbox
  • Subscription to the premier journal devoted to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention (JCRP)
  • The AACVPR e-newsletter, News & Views
  • Significant discounts on Annual Meeting registration
  • Huge savings on educational products from the Marketplace & Education Center
  • Eligibility for AACVPR Program Certification, the only peer-review accreditation process for cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs
  • Networking opportunities through AACVPR Discussion Forum, AACVPR Member Directory and more
  • The chance to participate on AACVPR committees, helping to influence policy and legislation at the national level.

New! EducationAdvantage Membership

AACVPR is proud to introduce its newest member category, the EducationAdvantage Membership. Now, you can get all of the benefits that come with AACVPR Professional Membership plus Webcast registration and AACVPR or nursing continuing education credits (CEC’s), all for one low price.

To help you understand this membership catergory, below are some frequently asked questions that will help clarify the EducationAdvantage Membership; if you have any further questions, please contact AACVPR Headquarters via e-mail to or by calling 312/321-5146.

Q: Are all AACVPR educational materials included in this membership category?
A: EducationAdvantage members will have free access to all live AACVPR Webcasts, each approved for one AACVPR or nursing CEC. Topics that will be presented will likely include

  • Motivational leadership
  • Emotional health in the cardiac and pulmonary patient
  • Medication compliance and reconciliation
  • Staff competencies
  • Writing an exercise prescription for cardiac (with and without a stress test)
  • CMS update
  • Developing the individualized treatment plan
  • Quality care of heart failure patients: how and when to include them in cardiac rehab
  • Understanding and using outcomes and choosing the appropriate outcomes tool
  • Health coaching: helping patients reach their full potential

Click Here for further details on upcoming Webcast offerings, including dates, titles and speakers, updated as information becomes available. For other edcuational materials, such as the AACVPR Annual Meeting, previously recorded Webcasts that are available in the Marketplace & Education Center, and the Best Practice Essentials series, the EducationAdvantage Membership would not include these items, but members would continue to receive significant member discounts on them.

Q: What educational content is included in my EducationAdvantage membership?
All AACVPR live Webcasts are included in your membership. You will not have to pay any registration fees for any Webcast that is put on by AACVPR. Examples of live Webcasts that are not included in the membership are those that AACVPR would co-host with a partner organization.

Q: If I join or renew before July 1, will I get access to Webcasts that are put on before the new membership year starts?

A: As soon as you join or renew your membership, you will start gaining access to these great educational offerings.

Q: If I can’t view a Webcast at the scheduled time, will I lose the opportunity to watch it and claim CE?
A: No, you can still catch the Webcast. EducationAdvantage members will receive access to the recorded version of the Webcast for 30 days after the live event and can still claim their CE for it. However, if you wish to have access to the recorded version in perpetuity to share with your team, you may purchase it at the discounted member rate in the Marketplace & Education Center.

Q: Can other people at my program watch with me and claim CE?
A: You can have as many people view the Webcast with you as you would like. Each person wishing to claim CE may do so for only $20 each. Following each Webcast, registrants will receive a CE order form that they may distribute to other participants, to be returned to AACVPR Headquarters. Upon processing this form, the individual(s) will receive the CE evaluation link via e-mail.

Q: If AACVPR puts on more than 10 Webcasts, will I get free registration and CE for that as well?
A: Sometimes. If AACVPR hosts additional Webcasts throughout the year, they will be included in the EducationAdvantage membership. However, if AACVPR partners with a liaison organization to offer a Webcast on a topic of shared interest, a registration fee may be required.

In addition, Webcast recordings such as the Best Practice Essentials series, are not included in the EducationAdvantage membership fee. Every included Webcast will be identified by this EducationAdvantage symbol:

 Experience the Edvantage today - gain access to $650 worth of education for just an extra $55 in membership dues!

Joint Affiliate Membership


If you work in Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, or Oregon, you get the best of both worlds – the EducationAdvantage Membership at the Professional Membership rate! With your Joint Affiliate Membership, you will pay yearly dues of $210 and receive all of the benefits that the EducationAdvantage and Professional Memberships offer. In addition, you are automatically enrolled as a member of your state society – gaining access to your local network and resources as well.

If you think your state would benefit from being a Joint Affiliate, or to learn more about this partnership and membership category, please contact Andrew Miller, Membership Coordinator, via e-mail to or by calling 202/367-2466.

Student Membership

One of the best ways to prepare yourself for a career in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation is to gain access to a network of leading professionals in the field, receive significant discounts on education that is specific to the profession, and view job postings to jumpstart your career.

AACVPR Student Membership does just that, and then some. With Student Membership, you pay a reduced membership fee to gain access to all of the resources that come with the Professional Membership. All you need to do is provide documentation of your student status and you will be offered this great rate. 


If you have any questions about the various membership categories and their benefits, please do not hesitate to contact AACVPR Headquarters via e-mail to or by calling 312/321-5146 Option 3.

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