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JCI Accreditation Essentials & Beyond

JCI in-person education programs are back!  This practical and informative education program will provide you with examples and useful tips on how to assist your organization prepare for your first or triennial JCIA survey.   Meet experienced JCI Consultants with over 50 years of combined experience working with organizations preparing for JCI Accreditation surveys.  Build a network of international professionals with common and shared interests in patient safety and quality improvement. 

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$1,000.00 - $2,000.00
JCI Accreditation Essentials & Beyond
International Standards
Event Description

Event Description

This face-to-face program will be offered in-person on the campus of Charles University in the beautiful city of Prague. JCI Accreditation Essentials & Beyond is a new program for healthcare professionals seeking knowledge on the JCI standards and will include suggestions for implementing a framework for building an organization wide culture of safety. 

After completing this course, participants will gain knowledge in the JCI standards, suggested methods for implementing complex processes to improve patient safety, and details on how build your teams for success.  This course has an additional optional two days with two different tracks of expanded learning:

  • Track I is for deeper details on establishing your programs in quality, infection control, document development and staff development.
  • Track II is for your facility management team members.  

What you will learn

  • You will begin by learning essential information on the JCI standards including the Patient Centered Standards, Health Care Organization Management Standards and the Academic Medical Standards.
  • The consultants will assist you with understanding the importance of the JCI Survey Process Guide and discuss the various tools included in that publication.
  • How to build your teams for success!  Identify strategies for implementation of complex patient safety processes.
  • Discuss how to incorporate evidenced based practice in daily, operational activities to improve patient outcomes. 

Participants will receive

  • Access to a learning management system with complementary copies of the JCI Accreditation Standards for Hospitals 7th edition, JCI Survey Process Guide, and copies of the current JCI white papers.
  • Certificate of attendance. 

Who should attend

  • Hospital leadership and accreditation preparation project managers for healthcare organizations preparing for their first or subsequent, triennial JCIA surveys.
  • Healthcare professionals responsible for quality improvement, medication safety, infection control, and facility management team members. 


Agenda:  Detailed agendas listed for each offering


Program Dates and Times:

  • JCI Accreditation Essentials & Beyond: Full Five-Day Conference
  • 0900 – 1600 with one hour lunch each day

Accreditation Essentials Only (first three days)

JCI Standards and Survey Process

Survey Preparation and Sustainability

Beyond Essentials – Track I (last two days)

Getting Started

Topic: Establishing programs in quality, staff qualifications, document management, and infection control

Beyond Essentials – Track II (last two days)

Building Your Facility Management Program


Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Before registering for a program check for updates from your state, county, or city on a regular basis to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal.

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded for this program:

  • JCI Accreditation Essentials Only: 15 CE*
  • Beyond Essentials: Getting Started: 11.25 CE*
  • Beyond Essentials: Facility Management: 11.5 CE*
  • Physicians may be eligible for Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Nurses may be eligible for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Administrators and Environment of Care/Life Safety Engineers may be eligible for American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

*Total CE hours will be determined by the final agenda, may be subject to change



Site Location

Charles University
Ruska 87, Prague 10, Room 223 (Konigova Room)
Prague Czech Republic

Note: You will need to check in at the reception desk upon arriving at the location

Recommended Hotel


Public transportation is very efficient in Prague. Taxis and Ubers are availablee

JCI Account Assistance

JCI Account Assistance

There are four ways to order from Joint Commission International:
You may place online orders at by setting up a webstore account.
Credit card customers may fax orders to 888.205.2380.
To place your credit card order by phone, call our Customer Service Center toll free at +1 770 238 0454 (8:00-17:00 Monday-Friday UTC-5), Monday through Friday or via email at to have a proforma invoice created and emailed directly to you.

You may also visit our JCI FAQ page for a list of frequently asked questions.

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

There is a risk of exposure to Covid-19 in any public space where potentially infected people are in attendance. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to any exposure to Covid-19 and agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources, and Charles University. Those who have symptoms or have had close contact with a person diagnosed with Covid-19 should stay home and quarantine, self-monitor for symptoms, and follow country guidelines if symptoms develop. As of this posting, Czech Republic does not have COVID restrictions. Please check the Czech Republic’s travel website for more information.