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CJCP® Certification

Enhance your credentials when you achieve the only certification developed and endorsed by The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR).

Your Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP) recognition represents the highest level of accreditation knowledge and achievement in related patient safety and quality issues. This year, hundreds of your peers are preparing for and taking the CJCP examination. Those who pass will be CJCP certified for three years and enjoy recognition for their accomplishment.

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To further enhance your career and organization’s success with CJCP® Certification.

Updates to CJCP Candidate Handbook
The CJCP Candidate Handbook posted was published on April 21, 2017.   While still an excellent resource, this Handbook is currently being revised to reflect 2018 updates, specifically to the CJCP recertification requirements effective January 1, 2018.   While the majority of this handbook will remain current; please keep in mind that other sections are in the process of being updated such as corresponding information regarding the upcoming passing point score for 2018, recertification requirements, and frequently asked questions (to name a few).  The latest copy of this Handbook is expected for posting in late December, 2017 if not sooner.   We encourage you to check this website in order to download the latest copy when it is available.  Should you have immediate questions, please email 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

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Apply now to take the examination at a location convenient for you.

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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).