Deadlines and Fees

2022 Certification Cycle for Initial Certification

January 11, 2022 2022 Application Cycle Opens
March 22, 2022 Early Bird Deadline (save $250) 
May 3, 2022 Last day to apply for the 2022 examination (Extended Deadline)
April 16, 2022 Last day to withdraw from 2022 exam without penalty of full cancellation fee 
May 10, 2022 Last date to schedule examinations with PSI
May 16 - June 10, 2022    Examination testing window 
Late July-Early August 2022   Expected release of examination results 

Note, if you are requesting special accomodations, please submit your request to PSI at least 4 weeks prior to your exam date. 


The initial certification examination cost is $1,150 and must accompany the application. The examination fee covers application review, administrative costs, and testing company fees. After the Early Bird Deadline, a $250 late fee is applied and the examination cost is $1,400. 

The 2022 initial application is currently open. Click here to apply!

"HMDCB certification provides a methodology that patients can compare providers by meeting benchmark standards of quality care. I’ve encouraged not only our staff providers to become HMDCB-certified, but also our fellows, to ensure uniform quality standards in this select group of clinicians."

Associate Medical Director
Community Hospice and Palliative Care
Jacksonville, FL