Center for JOC Excellence and University of Texas are the education partners of the Job Order Contracting Certificate Program. In addition to the certification class, CJE administers the national credentialing program for Job Order Contracting titled Certified Job Order Contracting Professional™ (CJP) and Assoc CJP. Graduating from the certificate program provides evidence of education in approved Best Practices. Obtaining the CJP credential is THE measurable standard by which to judge one’s knowledge and experience as a JOC professional.
The Certified Job Order Contracting Professional™ (CJP) designation program has grown exponentially, and now public agency solicitations are beginning to expressly evaluate the inclusion of team members with both certificate of completion for the training and the CJP designation. The training and credentials validate expertise in the selection process.
The Job Order Contracting Certification Program provides owners and contractors a professional certification of the skills and knowledge needed to manage the job order contracting process. The Certification Board is a semi-autonomous group within the Center for JOC Excellence that oversees the program, including the creation of the program content, examination, CJP credentialing, Associate CJP (CJP Assoc) credentialing, in addition to the policies and procedures that govern the program.
What is Certification vs. Credentialing?
Certification is the first step to credentialing. Successful completion of the JOC Training course either in person or online is a voluntary process and the certificate confirms the completion of the education program. The credentialing program recognizes the education and experience of an individual who meets the criteria and standards for either the Certified JOC Professional (CJP) or the Associate Certified JOC Professional (CJP Assoc). It is ongoing proof of expertise, commitment to ethics, and professionalism. It is maintained through CEUs. To become certified with a credential, an individual must meet qualifying requirements, take the examination, and once approved, an individual is conferred the credentials. Each certified professional must track and maintain CEUs for renewal on a tri-annual basis.
The online JOC Training Program (a prerequisite for the credential) is available online through the integrated LMS. The classroom training is scheduled in the Spring and Fall based on demand. We encourage all industry professionals to get certified.