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).

2023 Applications & Info

2023 Cardiac Program Certification Application

2023 Pulmonary Program Certification Application

2023 Change Summary Document

2023 Annual Report Performance Measure Data Requirement

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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2023 Program Certification Overview

To help prepare for the 2023 Program Certification Application, watch Program Certification Leadership Team Chair Ashley Wishman’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.

2023 Program Certification Office Hours Webinars

Feburary Program Certification Performance Measures Office Hours Webinar

Our final Office Hours Call of the 2023 Application Period will take place Thursday, February 2 at 1:00 p.m. CT.

To submit questions for the February webinar, please email and note that you would like the question answered on the February Office Hours call. No continuing education credits will be offered for participation in this opportunity, this is for informational purposes only.

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January Program Certification Performance Measures Office Hours Webinar

Do you have questions regarding the new Program-Level Performance Measures or existing Patient-Focused Performance Measures for Program Certification? Check out the recording of our Performance Measure Office Hours Webinar from January 19! Slides from the session can also be viewed here.

December Program Certification Office Hours Webinar Recording Now Available

Did you miss the December 19th Program Certification Office Hours Call? A recording of the session can be viewed below.

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