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Orthopedic Certifications Help You Achieve Excellence

We designed our portfolio of orthopedic certifications to meet the specific needs of a range of Joint Commission-accredited organizations within hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs).

Aim for a Higher Standard of Patient Care
The orthopedic certification process guides your path to better patient care by helping you identify and measure areas for performance improvement.  Experience progress in areas such as surgical site infection rates, fall rates, enhanced patient education, length of stay, early ambulation, and pain management.


Top 5 Benefits of Orthopedic Certification

  1. Provides a framework to improve patient outcomes

  2. Established a consistent approach to care, reducing variation and the risk of error

  3. Provides organizations with a pathway to excellence

  4. Allows for collaboration of teams across the continuum of care

  5. Demonstrates commitment to a higher standard of clinical service

Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement (AHKR)

diagramThe advanced certification program helps organizations develop consistent communication and collaboration among all health care providers involved in the care of the patient – from the pre-surgical orthopedic consultation with the surgeon to the intraoperative, hospitalization or ASC admission, rehabilitation activities to the follow-up visit with the orthopedic surgeon.

Communications Through the Continuum of Care

  • Communication and collaboration among intraoperative and PACU staff

  • Patient education and discharge planning and physical/occupational therapy

Learn More About Our Orthopedic Certification Options


The Joint Commission offers many types of certification for orthopedic programs for Joint Commission-accredited facilities, including:

Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement (AHKR)

Core Certifications for many orthopedic procedures including hip replacement, knee replacement, and spinal surgery

Core Orthopedic Rehabilitation


Explore the Standards
Get full access to Joint Commission standards for Orthopedic Certification with complimentary access via E-dition.

Download the Brochure
Learn more about our orthopedic portfolio by downloading our brochure.


Get in Touch
Send an email to get answers to questions you have about our orthopedic certification offerings.



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Contact Us

For specific questions/ clarifications on the program, email us at certification@jointcommission.org

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