Professionals focused on rehabilitating the patient, including exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers and registered dieticians are invited to apply for Cardiovascular (CV) Team membership.

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

Rehabilitation specialists are an important part of the cardiovascular team during and after procedures so patients can better recover from treatment and achieve and maintain positive outcomes. ACC membership can provide rehab professionals with the connections and resources they need to ensure they can provide optimal care to their patients and/or clients.

Rehabilitation specialists practicing in the US are invited to apply. Professionals who may apply for ACC membership include:

  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Registered Dieticians

Applicants must submit a signed sponsorship form letter from a current member of the ACC to apply.

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  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
  Application Requirements By Professional Type
  Application Requirements By Professional Type
Professional Type Requirements
Exercise Physiologist
  • Hold an academic degree in exercise physiology or a related degree (i.e. exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, etc.)
  • Hold a state license
  • OR

  • Hold a professional certification from a national organization (American College of Sports Medicine)
Physical Therapist
  • Hold a graduate degree from a CAPTE-accredited PT program
  • Hold a state license
  • OR

  • Be Board certified to practice as a PT
Occupational Therapist
  • Be a graduate of an ACOTE-accredited OT program
  • Hold a state license
  • OR

  • Be Board certified to practice as an Occupational Therapist
Clinical Social Worker
  • Hold a Master’s degree from a CSWE-accredited program
  • OR

  • Hold a doctoral degree AND
  • Hold a state license
Clinical Psychologist
  • Hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Hold a state license
Registered Dietician
  • Hold an academic degree from an ACEND-accredited program
  • Be nationally Board certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • Hold a state license
  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 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 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.