Program Certification

How To Apply

Looking to apply for AACVPR Program Certification? This page contains all the application links, updates and resources you need! Did you know? Joining an AACVPR Registry will help with your application. Click here to learn more!

Program Certification Timeline

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2022 Program Certification Application Cycle

  • December 1, 2021: Program Certification 2022 Application opens
  • February 28, 2021: Program Certification 2022 Application closes
  • March - April 2022: Program Certification Committee Review Team completes initial application review
  • April - June 2022: Program Certification Committee Chair oversight review; and Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) testing
  • August 31, 2022: Letters sent notifying programs of application decisions

2022 Application Data Collection Dates & Application Availability Dates
The Data Collection Period for the 2022 Program Certification Application is January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021.

2023 Application Data Collection Dates & Application Availability Dates
The Data Collection Period for the 2023 Program Certification Application will be January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022. Please note that you will need to collect data on the new Performance Measures on Enrollment and Adherence. The 2023 Program Certification Application will open December 1, 2022 and will close on February 28, 2023.

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3 Steps to Getting Started

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1 – Update Primary Contact Form

  1. Select primary contact
  2. Verify program name and address
  3. Under “Program Address 2” identify program track (cardiac or pulmonary rehab)
  4. Please allow up to 72 hours for primary contact form updates confirmation before moving to step 2

Click here to access the primary contact form.

2 – Update Program Demographics & Staff Roster

  1. Identify key staff (Secondary Contact, Medical Director, Program Director, etc.)
  2. Verify facility type (privately owned, hospital based, etc.)
  3. Specify Maintenance Programs Offered
  4. Indicate # of Referrals per year

Click here for “My Profile” update instructions.

3 – Review 2022 Program Certification Application Outlines & Required Performance Measures

2022 Cardiac Program Certification Application

2022 Pulmonary Program Certification Application

  1. Review 2022 Cardiac & Pulmonary Application Requirements
  2. Review Required Cardiac Rehab Performance Measures: - Improvement in Functional Capacity, Optimal Blood Pressure Control, Tobacco Use Intervention, & Improvement in Depression
  3. Review Required Pulmonary Rehabilitation Measures: Improvement in Dyspnea, Improvement in Functional Capacity, & Improvement in Quality of Life

Application Resources

Fees & Pricing

Application Fees
All application fees are submitted during the application process.

Certification Cost
Prices below are for 2022*.

Initial Certification Recertification
Member $835 USD Member $730 USD
Non-member $960 USD Non-member $860 USD

*2023 Certification Cost will be released by July 1, 2022.

2021 Annual Report

The 2021 Annual Report is now closed. If your program did not complete the annual report but would like to, please email for assistance.