QOPI Certification Application Process for 2016

Apply now with your Spring 2016 QOPI Scores

If you have achieved the scoring requirements during Spring 2016 QOPI Data Collection and would like to apply for QOPI® Certification, your practice can apply at an time. The scores are valid for one calendar year after their release. 

If you did not abstract in Spring but plan on abtracting in Fall, please contact qopicertification@asco.org to ensure you are properly registered for the Certiication Pathway. Fall 2016 QOPI dates will be announced in August 2016. 

Application Timeline

Proposed timeline sketch for the 2016 Certification Process 

Abstract the QCP Module and Receive Eligibility to Apply for QCP during Fall or Spring QOPI Round. Final Reports will be released roughly one week after the round closes.

Complete Certification Application at Any Time

The QCP Application is available year-round

The Certification timeline takes roughly 9-12 months

New practices will have 11 months from the time of payment to complete their application. Re-certifying practices will need to complete all requirements by their certification anniversary date

1-2 Weeks After ApplicationSubmission 

Practice notified with instructions on submitting  randomly selected charts and standards. Re-Certifying Practices timeline may vary.

2-3 Weeks After Application Submission 

After Charts and Standards are confirmed to be submitted you will achieve Certification pending status; You will receive a conflict of interest questionnaire regarding the assigned surveyor.


2-3 Weeks After ApplicationSubmission 

Practice is notified of surveyor and physician reviewer and surveyor given permission to contact practice

4-6 Weeks After Application Submission 

Surveyor will work with your practice to schedule survey, confirm date  (within 4-6 weeks) and complete the On Site Survey.

4 weeks post survey

On site survey report will be sent to practice and list any requirements

2-4 Months After ApplicationSubmission 

Practice requirements are due to be reviewed and approved. Your practice can submit responses as soonas the review is complete; relevant deadlines will be expressed to the practice.

5-6 Months After Application Submission 

Certification/ Recertification is Awarded for current term

(Recertifying practices are encouraged to apply 9-12 months prior to their current term ending)

Once Per Calendar Year 

Participate in QOPI with one module for maintenance of certification


For questions on completing the process or next steps, please contact QOPI Certification staff at qopicertification@asco.org, or 571-483-1669. If you have any questions regarding QOPI Abstraction and Eligibility or QOPI verification, please contact the QOPI Help desk at: qopi@asco.org or 571-483-1660.