Australasian Council of Justices' Associations
The peak body of Justices of the Peace Associations within Australia and New Zealand
ACJA Accredited Programme
ACJA Accreditation is a formal recognition by the ACJA that an individual has demonstrated comprehension of a specific body of knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge in performing the tasks associated with the role of an authorised witness.
Please click on the respective links below to download the Rules and an application form. Please, read the Rules before submitting an application. Apply HereRules
Before applying and paying the fee, please ensure you meet the eligilibilty criteria listed below.
Application fee is $12 to cover our costs.
The value to the individual Justice of the Peace:
- A demonstration that I take my role seriously
- Recognition by my peers
- Assurance to my clients that I am competent to perform the duties of the office
- Assurance to all stakeholders that documents are witnessed correctly
- I receive a Certificate of attainment and ID Card (ID Card purchased separately)
You must be a financial member of an ACJA member association to be eligible for ACJA Accreditation. This programme is available to:
- Justices of the Peace
- Commissioners for Declarations
- Commissioners for Oaths
To apply, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- be a Justice of the Peace or, Commissioner for Declarations or, Commissioner for Oaths
- be a financial member of an ACJA member association
- demonstrate relevant experience, and
- pass an online assessment
Demonstrating relevant experience means:
- Signing Desks (or similar) – min 10 sessions over a twelve-month period, or
- Logbook entries showing a minimum of 40 clients over a 12-month period, or
- A letter from the member association that endorses the applicant’s JP experience, training,
and/or meeting attendance that, in the member association’s view, meets the relevant
Demonstration of experience may be a letter from your member association or signing desk coordinator stating the frequency and length of time the candidate has attended the specified activities, or a copy of your log book.
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