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 Applications and 2023 Annual Report Now Available

The 2023 Annual Report is now live! The Annual Report previews the 2024 Program Certification Application and will also require programs to submit Performance Measure data from the previous year. 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

2023 Applications & Info

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

February Program Certification Office Hours Webinar

The recording of our final Office Hours Webinar is now available below – take a look to have your last minute application questions answered!

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