HMDCB | Deadlines/Fees

Deadlines and Fees

2018 Certification Cycle for Initial Certification

The 2018 Certification Cycle is now closed. 

August 2018                    Score reports and certificates mailed to candidates

 

2019 Certification Cycle for Initial Certification

The 2019 Certification Cycle will open in December 2018.    

December 2018  Online application cycle opens
March 26, 2019 Last day to submit application 
without late fee assessment
April 16, 2019 Final deadline to apply for 2019 examination 
(late fee assessed)
April 23, 2019 Last date to request special accommodations
April 30, 2019 Last date to withdraw from 2019 examination without penalty of full cancellation fee
May 6, 2019 Last date to schedule examinations
May 30 - June 14, 2019                              Examination testing window
August 2019 Score reports and certificates mailed to candidates

 

Fees

The initial certification examination cost is $1,100 and must accompany the application. If you apply after the early application deadline, you will be charged a late fee. The examination fee covers application review, administrative costs, and testing company fees.

"It is a very comprehensive exam that is designed to evaluate the knowledge and clinical judgment skills in key areas of hospice. I am glad I took this test."

Paul Luong, MD MBA FACP HMDC
Palliative Medicine Lead
Kaiser Permanente, Modesto, CA