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Tuesday 4:24 CST, June 30, 2015

Gold Seal of Approval® Downloads (Accreditation)


The Gold Seal of Approval® can only be used by Joint Commission-accredited and certified organizations. Please report any unauthorized use the Gold Seal of Approval to our webmaster.

The Gold Seal of Approval has been updated to reflect the new Joint Commission brand. Any future use of the Gold Seal should follow the logos provided below. (See examples of how organizations use the Gold Seal.)

Gold Seal of Approval Downloads

Guidelines for Use

The Gold Seal of Approval is proprietary to The Joint Commission and may only be used by authorized accredited and certified organizations. Compliance with the following guidelines is required:

  • The elements of the Gold Seal of Approval must remain in the same proportional relationship as provided.

  • Do not change the format of the Gold Seal of Approval.

  • The Gold Seal of Approval is reproduced using a four-color process. Reproduce the Gold Seal of Approval in that four-color process on Web sites and external signage. External signage includes billboards, outdoor banners, building signs, and corporate vehicles. The Gold Seal of Approval may be reproduced in any color on certain printed materials. These materials include newspaper advertisements, telephone directory advertisements, stationery, business cards, email signatures, fliers, brochures, newsletters, posters, tent cards and promotional items such as coffee mugs and T-shirts. A one-color version of the Gold Seal of Approval is available in the online version of this publicity kit. The one-color version uses Pantone Matching System (PMS) 117.

  • Do not add graphic elements or devices to the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval, including other words or slogans. You may add the following sets of words below the seal: "Accredited/Certified by The Joint Commission." The Gold Seal of Approval must be reproduced in gold to use the following phrase: [your organization’s name] has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval."

  • If the Gold Seal of Approval is used to promote accreditation/certification, it may only be used to reference services or sites that are accredited. Example: If an organization’s brochure lists five sites, but only one site is accredited, the Gold Seal of Approval can only be used if it is clearly stated which site is accredited.

If you have questions regarding the use of the Gold Seal of Approval, please contact Denise Tucker.