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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2023 Program Certification Application Cycle

  • December 1, 2022: Program Certification 2023 Application opens
  • February 28, 2023: Program Certification 2023 Application closes
  • March - April 2023: Program Certification Committee Review Team completes initial application review
  • April - June 2023: Program Certification Committee Chair oversight review; and Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) testing
  • August 31, 2023: Letters sent notifying programs of application decisions

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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2023 Application: Three Steps to Getting Started

1 – Review Program Roster

  • Note: Only primary and secondary contacts need to be listed on your roster in your profile. Additional roles (administrator, medical director, staff, etc) now only need to be added within the application.
  • New Primary Contact: If your program’s primary contact needs to be updated or created, please complete the primary contact form 

2 – Update Program Demographics in Your Program’s Profile

  • NOTE AS OF 1.19.2023: Due to a technical issue, users that are tied to multiple programs may only be able to access one of their program profiles to make updates. If you need to make updates to additional programs that you are unable to edit through the website, please send your requested changes to and AACVPR's team will make the adjustments to your account while we correct this issue.
3 – Review 2023 Program Certification Application Outlines & Required Performance Measures


Application Resources

Not your year to recertify?

Please follow these tips to ensure your program remains in good standing.

  1. Complete the annual report. From March through July AACVPR opens up the annual report to all active certified programs not up for renewal. The report provides details regarding updates to: performance measures, ITP requirements, staff competencies, policies and procedures, and much more. Completing the annual report will ensure that your program doesn’t miss any pertinent information needed to maintain your certification.
  2. Review your program demographics and staff roster yearly. Ensure that you are keeping tabs of any changes to your staff roster – specifically the primary and secondary contact roles. Indicate any changes to your program name (either due to a merger or closing), make sure the address listed is correct. Don’t forget to check if the floor or suite number is different, and verify if a P.O. box number should be added.
  3. Review your program entrAll application fees are submitted during the application process.y in the AACVPR program directory. Take advantage of having your program listed in the free AACVPR Program Directory. Make sure that the contact name, email, program address, and phone number are listed correctly. Also make sure that your program expiration date is listed correctly.

Application Fees

All application fees are submitted during the application process.

2023 Certification Cost

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

Join an AACVPR Registry

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.

Annual Report Information

The 2022 Annual Report closed on July 31, 2022. If your program did not complete the report but would still like to, please reach out to staff at for assistance.

2023 Annual Report

As a reminder, the 2023 Annual Report will be the first annual report to require submission of performance measure results. More information regarding this change can be found here. The 2023 Annual Report is scheduled to open in March of 2023.