Membership with AACVPR provides exclusive access to first-rate education, a multidisciplinary network of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals, and the latest updates on regulatory standards and reimbursement issues delivered to your inbox. Membership offers ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career while shaping the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation to save and improve lives.

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Membership Types and Benefits

Click below to read more about the benefits of each membership type.

AACVPR Membership

Formerly the Education Advantage Membership, this membership type includes:

  • Free registration to 10 live webcasts a year
  • Access to AACVPR Central
  • Discounts on Learning Center products and Annual Meeting registration
  • Timely reimbursement updates, Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) news, and legislative and regulatory updates, actions and pertinent information delivered to your email inbox
  • Bi-monthly subscription to the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention (JCRP) with updates on current research as well as clinical and practical information on the science of rehabilitation
  • Access to News & Views, providing up-to-date association and industry information
  • Significant member discounts on Annual Meeting registration, monthly live webcasts, Learning Center products including archived webcasts and Annual Meeting proceedings, and many other educational offerings and activities
  • Online access to AACVPR Cental, including the member directory, discussion forum, and comprehensive professional resources for AACVPR Members
  • Discounted application fees for AACVPR Program Certification, the only peer-review accreditation process for cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs
  • The chance to participate on AACVPR committees, helping to influence policy and legislation at the national level

Cost: $275 annually

Joint Affiliate Membership

Joint enrollment in AACVPR and your state’s local affiliate, for residents of qualifying states.

Cost: $230 annually

If you work or reside in any of these states, you are only eligible for Joint Affiliate Membership:

Rhode Island
New Jersey
New York

With your Joint Affiliate Membership, you will pay yearly dues and receive all of the benefits of a standard AACVPR Membership and your state society, unlocking access to your local network and resources!

If you think your state would benefit from being a Joint Affiliate, or to learn more about this partnership and membership category, please contact Mollie Corbett, at

Emerging Professional Membership

One of the guiding principles of AACVPR is creating and maintaining a learning environment. Becoming an AACVPR Emerging Professional will keep you up to date on important issues in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, unlock access to job listings, scholarships, discounted registration to the Annual Meeting, opportunities to earn certificates of completion of clinical specialties, and connections with career mentors.

Emerging Professionals shall qualify under one of two defined categories:

  1. Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, including those pursuing post-doctoral fellowships, who express a professional interest in the field of cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation, and have not worked previously in a cardiac or pulmonary rehab setting for more than two years.
  2. Current healthcare practitioners who have recently – within the past two (2) years – made a transition into cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation at any staff level.

Emerging Professionals will be required to provide confirmation that they qualify under one of the two aforementioned categories via a copy of a transcript or written affirmation from a faculty member or supervisor.

For more information on Emerging Professional Membership or to join/renew your membership, please click here or contact AACVPR Headquarters at 312-321-5146 or via email at

Retired Membership

Stay update on current changes in the Cardiac & Pulmonary rehab with access to education and the JCRP through retirement. AACPR members who are retiring from the cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation profession may apply to stay in the AACVPR community by renewing as ae retired member to receive all the benefits of AACVPR Membership at a discounted rate. Contact AACVPR to learn more about qualifying for Retired Membership.

Group Discount

Groups of three or more individuals from a program or hospital are eligible to join AACVPR as new members at a discounted rate. If you are interested in this offer, please contact AACVPR HQ, at or at 312-321-5146.

Two Membership Periods

Join AACVPR anytime between June 1 and December 31 and your membership will expire June 30 of the following calendar year. Or, obtain an extended membership between January 1 and April 30 which will expire June 30 of the following calendar year.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Fine Print

Please review the AACVPR Code of Conduct.

AACVPR only offers individual memberships, not organizational memberships; memberships are non-transferable.

AACVPR membership follows AACVPR's fiscal year: July 1 to June 30. The renewal period for expiring memberships runs during May and June of the expiration year. AACVPR does not provide "anniversary memberships", which means that depending on the exact date that you join, you may not receive a full 12 months of benefits. Members looking to gain the most benefit for their dues should plan to renew by July 1 of every year. For membership cost comparisons, please refer to the chart above.

AACVPR also offers an 18-month membership option, starting the first business day of January. This prorated option allows members to join or renew between January and April and receive an extended membership that lasts until June 30 of the following calendar year. For example, if you were to join January 2, 2020, your membership would expire June 30, 2021 (18 months). 18-month memberships are a larger up-front cost, but the access to benefits has a longer duration.