An accreditation program recognises and acknowledges members who demonstrate knowledge and service beyond the basic requirements of appointment.


Why Accreditation?

It is anticipated that a successful program will:

  • recognise and reward successful program participants.
  • enhance the reputation of QJA as a professional association.
  • attract appointed JPs and Cdecs to membership.
  • provide value to existing members of the Association and encourage retention of membership.
  • Create a platform for external stakeholders to be referred to experienced witnesses.



  • Appointment as a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations, for at least 5 years
  • Current financial QJA member
  • Completion of the QJA Professional Series courses within previous 12 months: 1-4 for Justice of the Peace (Qualified); 1 & 2 for Commissioner for Declarations
  • Evidence of the candidate’s recent activity as a qualified witness

How to Apply

  • Register for Accreditation on ourAccreditation Registration
  • Select which Accreditation you want to do - Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or Commissioner for Declarations
  • Answer the questions on registration
  • Check out in the shopping cart (this program is currently free for QJA financial members)
  • We will review your registration and enrol you in the assessment if eligible.
  • We will assign an Accreditation Adviser to help you

More Information

For more information on the program download our information brochure:  Here

Enrol in the Professional Development series of online courses: Here