Cardiovascular Technologist

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Become a Cardiovascular Team Member of the ACC

Cardiovascular Technologists practicing in the US are invited to apply to become Cardiovascular Team members of the ACC. CV Technologists include:

  • Sonographers
  • Electrophysiology Specialists
  • Invasive Specialists
  • Vascular Specialists

Applicants must be certified by either Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) to apply. You should also have at least two years of experience in your chosen field. You must also submit a signed sponsorship form letter.

Those who have been CVT Members of the ACC for at least two years are invited to apply for the advanced designation, Associate of the American College of Cardiology (AACC). Find out more about the value of the AACC designation >>>

Click here to find out how you can join as a group and save >>>

Why Join: Your Membership Benefits

What do you get for your membership dollars? You’ll gain access to benefits worth nearly $2,000 annually.

As a Member you can:

  • Save time by staying up-to-date on the latest in CV medicine with personalized email digests
  • Access the latest guidelines—including on-the-go with ACC’s new guidelines app
  • Read about the latest clinical developments in five JACC journals: The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JACC: Imaging, JACC: Interventions, JACC: Heart Failure and JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.
  • Network with over 47,000 cardiovascular professionals in similar practice settings
  • Participate in a variety of working groups just for the Cardiovascular Team—sorted by professional type and interest area, including Advocacy, Education and more
  • Focus on your specialty and/or interest area with ACC’s 16 Member Sections—including a Member Section dedicated to the Cardiovascular Team
  • Stay up-to-date with 300+ FREE educational opportunities, many of which offer CE credit
  • Get the latest news and guidelines with personalized email digests
  • Gain an advocate for your interests, as we fight for your priorities in all aspects of practice—from certification to reimbursement and to federal and state representatives, regulatory bodies and payers.
  • Save with deep discounts on digital products and live courses—including savings on the ACC Annual Scientific Session worth more than the cost of membership alone!
  • Gain unrestricted access to ACC’s new website, filled with the latest news and information
  • Influence College initiatives and direction through participation on Councils, Committees, and Working Groups—there’s a CVT Member on nearly committee working to ensure your voice is heard.
  • Advance your career with ACC’s Mentoring Program, and research funding and collaboration tools
  • Receive membership in your local chapter for additional networking and educational opportunities locally
  • Access mobile applications that help you have more productive conversations with patients about their conditions, treatments and care maintenance
How to Apply: The Application Process

To apply, submit your application packet consisting of:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of Your Practicing License License OR NCCPA certification if you are federally employed in the US
  • Completed and Signed Sponsorship Letter from a Current FACC, AACC or CVT Member
  • Payment of Annual Dues + Application Fee ($125 US)

Submit your completed application packet to:

Resource Center
American College of Cardiology
2400 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Email to check on the status of your application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and for delivery of your Membership Login information.

Your Sponsors and Sponsorship Letters

Applicants are required to submit one letter of sponsorship from a current FACC, AACC, International Associate or CV Team member of the College. Click here to download your sponsorship form letter >>>

Don’t know any current members of the ACC? Contact Kelli Bohannon at for assistance.

Annual Dues and Fees

Please submit a total of $125 US with your application.

Annual dues are $100 US

Applicants must also submit a $25 application fee.