Deadlines and Fees

2020 Certification Cycle for Initial Certification

The 2020 application cycle is currently open. Click here to apply today.

January 7 - April 13, 2020  2020 Application Cycle
April 14, 2020 Last date to request special accommodations 
April 14, 2020  Last date to withdraw from 2020 examination
without penalty of full cancellation fee 
April 24, 2020  Last date to schedule examinations 
May 14 - June 2, 2020 Examination testing window 
July 2020      Expected release of examination results 



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."

Palliative Medicine Lead
Kaiser Permanente, Modesto, CA