Deadlines and Fees

2021 Certification Cycle for Initial Certification

January 12, 2021 2021 Application Cycle Opens
March 22, 2021 Early Bird Deadline (save $250) 
April 19, 2021 Last day to apply for the 2021 examination
April 20, 2021 Last day to withdraw from 2021 exam without penalty 
May 14, 2021 Last date to schedule examinations with PSI
May 20 - June 4, 2021      Examination testing window 
July 2021   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. 

"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