Physician assistants focused on cardiology (PA-C) currently licensed to practice in the U.S., Canada or internationally are invited to apply to become Cardiovascular (CV) Team members of the ACC.

  What it Means to Be an FACC
  What it Means to Be an FACC

As a Fellow, you’ll be able to use the professional designation, FACC, to signal to both patients and colleagues alike of your commitment to only the highest standards of cardiovascular care, and that you have been conferred to the highest credential by your peers. Additionally, you’ll unlock access to exclusive leadership and involvement opportunities, and be able to participate in ACC’s Annual Convocation Ceremony held each year during the ACC Annual Scientific Session.

Fellowship is one of the most distinguished designations the College offers its members. Election to Fellowship is determined by committee, and applications are welcomed on a rolling basis. Those who do not meet the stringent qualifications for Fellowship may be granted Associate Fellow membership in the College when they apply. Aside from recognition as a professional at the top of your field, you’ll gain access to member benefits worth thousands. Discover all those member benefits.

 
  Become a CV Team Member of the ACC
  Become a CV Team Member of the ACC

Physician Assistants practicing in both the US, Canada and Internationally are invited to apply to become Cardiovascular Team members of the ACC.

Applicants must be a graduate of a PA program accredited by ARC-PA or a predecessor agency, or be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Applicants must also be licensed to practice in the state in which they are employed (NCCPA certification may be submitted in lieu of a license for federally-employed PAs). 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
  Why Join: Your Membership Benefits

What do you get for your membership dollars? You’ll gain access to benefits worth over $3,000 annually.

As a Member you can:

  • Read about the latest clinical developments in six JACC journals: The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JACC: Imaging, JACC: Interventions, JACC: Heart Failure, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology and JACC: Basic to Translational Science
  • Participate in a variety of working groups just for the Cardiovascular Team—sorted by professional type and interest area, including Advocacy, Education and more
  • Access the latest guidelines—including on-the-go with ACC’s new guidelines app
  • Stay up-to-date with 300+ FREE educational opportunities, many of which offer CE credit
  • Access mobile applications that help you have more productive conversations with patients about their conditions, treatments and care maintenance
  • Gain unrestricted access to ACC’s new website, filled with the latest news and information
  • 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.
  • Focus on your specialty and/or interest area with ACC’s 19+ Member Sections—including a Member Section dedicated to the Cardiovascular Team
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Participate in ACC’s quality initiatives to improve patient care including the NCDR Registries and more
  • 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
 
  How to Apply: The Application Process
  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 ($135 US)

Submit your completed application packet to:

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

Email resource@acc.org 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
  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 kbohanno@acc.org for assistance.

 
  Annual Dues and Fees
  Annual Dues and Fees

Please submit a total of $135 US with your application.

Annual dues are $110 US

Applicants must also submit a $25 application fee.

Click here if applying from outside the US or US Territories.