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CJCP® Recertification

Recertification Requirements

Certification will expire after a three (3)-year period from the date of successful completion of the CJCP® exam. All candidates are encouraged to recertify to maintain their privileges and recognition with Joint Commission Resources (JCR).

Effective Date January 1, 2018

Recertification Eligibility Requirements for potential candidates include:

  1. Currently certified as a CJCP®
  2. Submission of recertification application and payment of recertification fee either 60 days prior to or within sixty (60) days’ completion of the three-year certification period. If an applicant has a lapse in certification by more than 60 days after expiration date of certification, he or she must start the certification process from the beginning.
  3. Thirty (30) hours of CJCP credit hours toward recertification within the 3-year period.  Options to meet CJCP recertification eligibility include:

a. Exclusive JCR and/or Joint Commission Events - the total 30 hours could be obtained from JCR live education or face-to-face learning, custom education, web-based training, JCRQSN broadcasts, and CJCP-approved events hosted by The Joint Commission. 

b. Combination of Exclusive JCR and/or Joint Commission Events along with non-JCR events - at least 20 CJCP® credit hours of the total 30 CJCP credit hours must be obtained from JCR events or CJCP approved events hosted by The Joint Commission. The remaining 10 CJCP® credit hours may be obtained from non-JCR events and at the discretion of the CJCP, provided that the content of the education meets the goals of CJCP certification and supports the ongoing education of an accreditation manager. Topics include but are not limited to leadership, communication, patient safety, Joint Commission survey process, Joint Commission standards, and National Patient Safety Goals.

Although it is not required, CJCPs® are encouraged to acquire ten (10) CJCP credit hours per year rather than acquiring all thirty (30) in one (1) year. This is recommended to maintain current knowledge/skills.

4.  If a CJCP® does not have a total of 30 CJCP credit hours at the end of his or her three-year      term or at least 20 CJCP® credit hours from JCR, he or she loses certification until he or she attains at least 10 JCR CJCP® credit hours and successfully completes the CJCP® recertification examination in the same twelve (12)-month period.

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CJCP Tracking System

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Applicant Recertification Eligibility Requirements

  • Meeting recertification application due dates
  • Applications include:
    • Completion of formal reapplication (available in electronic form)
      • Includes a list of education programs and other credits attended by the applicant and an attestation of participation in those programs
    • Payment of non-refundable application fee
    • Agreement to be available, if selected, for a random scheduled interview (conducted by a JCR staff member)
    • Agreement to be randomly audited including a review of programs completed for CJCP credit hours. This may include validating proof of participation including a certificate of attendance, for example, for JCR and/or non-JCR events.