Learn the Basics

Learn more about the behavioral health care accreditation program such as eligibility, accreditation options, process, and pricing. Then, assess your organization’s readiness to apply by reviewing our performance standards.

Prepare for Your Survey

You've submitted your application. Now, it's time to prepare for accreditation. Access tips, checklists and other resources to assist you before, during, and after your on-site survey.

Sustain Your Accreditation

Congratulations, you’re accredited! Next, learn how to promote this major accomplishment and about other resources to help you sustain accreditation.

Excel Beyond Accreditation

Accreditation is important, but it’s not the end goal. We provide tools, solutions and services to help you continue your process improvement journey beyond accreditation.

We are Here to Support You Every Step of the Way

Accreditation and certification are important accomplishments to achieve and we are here to help your organization throughout the entire process. Whether you’re new to the Joint Commission and just starting on your journey, or you are looking for guidance after your survey or review, you’ll have plenty of on-going support.

If you’re pursuing accreditation for the first time, a member of our Business Development team will help you determine if your organization is eligible, explain the process, provide you with access to the accreditation standards and inform you about other helpful resources available to you. Once your application and deposit* has been submitted, an Account Executive will then become your primary, on-going “go to” person to help you through the process before, during and after the survey.


*Some exceptions exist for currently accredited organizations pursuing select certifications.