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CJCP® Certification

Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP) program will be changing exam testing vendor in January 2020.  We will keep you up to date as decisions are finalized. Our intent is to make this transition as smooth as possible for our current and future CJCP candidates.

What do you need to do?

  • Candidates scheduled to take their exams in 2019 should continue as planned.  The transition to the new vendor will not affect your pending exam.
  • Candidates who have already completed the application process and are planning to take the exam in 2020, please do NOT register for the exam until the transition has been completed. We anticipate completing the transition to the new vendor by December 2019. 
  • Candidates who have not yet applied, we ask that you wait until further notice to begin the application process with the new vendor.

We believe that this transition will provide a better exam experience and application process.

If you have any questions about the CJCP examination, please contact us at

Accelerate your Accreditation Expertise

Earn this unique credential to be recognized by your organization and colleagues.

CJCP benefits you

Your CJCP credential provides you with professional recognition and acknowledges your understanding of Joint Commission standards and the survey process. It signals your up-to-date expertise in maintaining and leading compliance in your organization and serves as a career-enhancing accomplishment.

CJCP benefits your organization

CJCP certification signifies that you have specialized knowledge and skills to help your organization achieve its quality and safety goals. You will be more prepared than ever to work with staff to achieve continuous compliance with Joint Commission standards. CJCP certification is a significant new credential that represents a powerful commitment to quality for the patients and community served by your organization.

Wear it proudly

Once you have passed the examination, you are a CJCP and can use the credential after your name to showcase your achievement.

How to prepare

During the computer based proctored examination, you will be tested on:

  • Understanding the Joint Commission’s Accreditation Process (including CMS)
  • Joint Commission standards
  • Specific Focus on Medical Staff Standards
  • Specific Focus on Environment of Care® Standards
  • Leadership skills
  • Ongoing performance improvement
  • Patient safety

Download the Brochure

Apply here for the October examination session.

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CJCP is currently available only to candidates working within the United States. The exam is based on the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (U.S. standards).

CJCP Spotlight

CJCP’s talk about their experience as a CJCP and offer advice to people considering the certification.
Rachel Franco, DrHSc, MPH, CJCP, CPHQ, CPPS, CIC, Infection Control Practitioner Memorial Regional Hospital South
Sheila Belcher, BSN, RN, CJCP, CCMSCP, Joint Commission Specialist Pikeville Medical Center
Stephen Catullo, MA, MBA, CJCP Associate Executive Director Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center
Nazanin Tondravi, JD, MPH, LHRM, HACP, CJCP Director, Regulatory Affairs - Memorial Healthcare System