Determine your Eligibility

Organizations seeking certification must meet all of the general eligibility requirements for Joint Commission certification. Your program must:

  • Be in the United States, or operated by the US government or under a charter of the US Congress.
  • Be provided within a Joint Commission accredited organization (for most certifications).
  • Have served a designated minimum number of patients.
  • Use a standardized method of delivering clinical care based on clinical practice guidelines and/or evidence-based practice.
  • Use performance measurement to improve its performance over time.

These are general eligibility requirements. Some certifications may have additional criteria. For more detailed eligibility information you may purchase or download a free 90-day trial of the Disease-Specific Care standards manual.