Program Certification


AACVPR’s Program Certification process is designed for program-based adult cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs of all enrollment sizes.

Find all the resources you need to both prepare for AACVPR Program Certification and/or to market your recently approved certification, including frequently asked questions (FAQs).

2024 PDF Applications Now Available

The full 2024 Applications and change summary documents are linked below, and more information about completing the Annual Report can be found on the How to Apply page.

2024 Cardiac Program Certification Application

2024 Pulmonary Program Certification Application

2024 Change Summary Document

Additional Resources

Performance Measure Specifications

Review Performance Measures

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Review FAQs

Clinical Questions? If you have a question not addressed in the FAQs, please submit your question via email to Questions will be forwarded to a clinical expert. Please allow up to 72 hours for a response.

5 Tips for Success

Did you miss AACVPR’s 5 Tips for Success emails in December 2022? Take a look at the content covered in those emails by viewing the documents below to make sure you are set up to succeed!

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2024 Program Certification Overview

To help prepare for the 2024 Program Certification Application, watch Program Certification Leadership Team Chair Tonja Bell and Remediation Chair Julie Dunagan’s presentation from the AACVPR Annual Meeting. The presentation provides viewers with an overview of Program Certification requirements and changes for this year’s application.

Program Certification Marketing Kit for Certified Programs

Was your program recently approved? Download the Program Certification Marketing Kit for ideas to promote your certified program. It includes:

  • The certified program logo in multiple formats
  • Email and press release templates
  • Sample social media posts and graphics

Applicant Resources




Application Information