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Preparing for Accreditation

Becoming accredited is a team effort. Below are resources to help get everyone in your organization working together to achieve the gold standard.

Joint Commission Connect

Joint Commission Connect® is a personalized extranet site dedicated to supporting your organization. Here you will access your application, find your appointed account executive and access other resources to maintain accreditation expectations throughout your ambulatory accreditation journey. From setting up internal meetings and conducting mock surveys to completing your application, The Joint Commission can provide you with the necessary tools to help you succeed in every step in the accreditation process.

Your Account Executive

Once you receive access to the application for accreditation, you will work with a dedicated Account Executive — your primary contact at The Joint Commission —  to help you:

  • Answer questions about your application and survey preparation
  • Ensure you have supplied all necessary documentation prior to your survey
  • Update changes to your demographic information including address, contact name(s), services, etc
  • Support your post-survey activities
  • Connect you with other Joint Commission contacts when you need them

Access to Our Standards Interpretation Group

Contact the Standards Interpretation Group (SIG) for information about interpreting and applying specific ambulatory care standards. Review FAQ’s submitted by SIG staff or submit questions directly.