Coordinated through Professional Testing (PTI).
The Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP), exclusively for cardiac rehabilitation (CR) professionals, is the only certification aligned with the published CR competencies. AACVPR’s exam assesses proficiency via exam questions that evaluate knowledge of facts, concepts and processes required to complete tasks in the following areas:
- Patient Assessment
- Nutrition Management
- Weight Management
- Blood Pressure Management
- Blood Lipid Management
- Diabetes Management
- Tobacco Cessation
- Psychosocial Management
- Physical Activity Counseling
- Exercise Training
The exam is based on nation-wide standards. The CCRP certification is awarded by the AACVPR Professional Certification Commission solely upon achievement of a passing score on the exam. There is no requirement for any class, course or other education or training programs provided by AACVPR or any other provider in order to sit for the CCRP examination.
Before scheduling a CCRP exam, you must meet the prerequisites, apply, pay the designated fee, and receive an authorization-to-test email from the AACVPR Certification Team. For more information, visit the AACVPR-CCRP Certification Website.
You may also contact AACVPR at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Scheduling for a computer-based exam
Your Authorization-to-Test email will tell you the date range you may take the exam. It is up to you to make an appointment to take the exam in that timeframe. Exam appointments may be made up to one business day in advance. Locations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To schedule by phone, contact customer service.
To schedule online, first-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Please note that account activation may require up to 24 hours. When creating your account and scheduling your exam, you will need your AACVPR candidate ID number from the Authorization-to-Test email sent to you upon completion of the application process.
After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.
Obtain general information about computer-based testing and answers to FAQ, as well as practice taking a general exam using the computer.