To prepare for the Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP®) examination, candidates should be familiar with the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for their health care setting, such as: hospital, critical access hospital, ambulatory health care, behavioral health care, and home health care. We recommend that you not only know the standards, but understand the intent behind them. Studying chapter introductions to specific standards, and the rationales for standards can help candidates clarify the intents behind certain standards. Other helpful resources include the standard FAQs on The Joint Commission® website, reading Perspectives, and attending the educational programs.

Exam Schedule

Due to the escalating nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are cancelling the CJCP exam until 2021. We appreciate the significance of this exam in the careers of our candidates and will do our best to have the exam available in the first quarter of 2021. We are sensitive to the impact this extraordinary event is having on the lives of our candidates and want to be mindful about adding the pressure of the exam at this time. Your health and safety is our highest priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.

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Exam Format

The CJCP Examination is a computer-based examination provided at one of our proctored testing site facilities. Most facilities are within 50 miles of all major U.S. cities. Candidates will have three hours to complete the examination which contains 150 multiple choice questions.

Blueprint for the CJCP Exam

2020 CJCP Domains: Approximate Percentages.

  • 50% Standards
  • 25% Understanding The Joint Commission’s Accreditation Processes (pre-survey, onsite, and post-survey processes)
  • 10% Managing ongoing compliance with the accreditation program
  • 10% Patient safety, high reliability, and role of the culture of safety
  • 5% Leadership, relationship building, adapting to changing priorities, presentation skills

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