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CJCP® Certification

CJCP Candidates

Certified Joint Commission Professional® (CJCP®)  program is changing exam vendors in 2020. When the new vendor is in place, you may register for the test.  Unfortunately, the vendor transition will not be in place for several months. Even though the testing process is on pause, the CJCP program is not going away!  

What do you need to do?

Please continue to review the CJCP section, in the JCR Website, which is the spot where the exam vendor and any ongoing CJCP updates will be announced.   

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. However, we believe that the new exam vendor will offer a better test experience and application process.

Recertifying CJCPs

You may continue to recertify until December 31, 2019 through PSI. Starting @01/07/2019, you will be able to recertify by a new process. This process will be posted in the near future (prior to the end of December 2019), within the CJCP section of the JCR Website.

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