Deadlines & Fees

Deadlines

Applications that are received before the application “Start Date” or after the application “Deadlines” as posted below will be returned to the applicant unprocessed.

Testing Window Application Start Date Paper Application Deadline Online Application Deadline
Mar 1 – Mar 31 December 1 January 15 February 15
Jun 1 – Jun 30 March 1 April 15 May 15
Sep 1 – Sep 30 June 1 July 15 August 15
Dec 1 – Dec 31 September 1 October 15 November 15

The examination is administered by appointment only, Monday through Friday at 9:00am and 1:30pm. Evening and Saturday appointments may be scheduled based on availability. Candidates are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. The examination is not offered on holidays during the four offered windows (Labor Day, Christmas Holiday (December 24-26) and New Year’s Eve Day).

Applications are processed for the corresponding testing window ONLY as indicated in the chart above.

Fees

The following chart lists the current certification and recertification fees in effect for the selected levels. Please note that members of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) receive discounts on their fees.

Initial
Certification
Certification
Renewal
Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN®)
HPNA Member $345.00 $310.00
Non-HPNA Member $465.00 $430.00
Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN®)
HPNA Member $295.00 $260.00
Non-HPNA Member $415.00 $380.00
Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse (CHPPN®)
HPNA Member $295.00 $260.00
Non-HPNA Member $415.00 $380.00
Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant (CHPNA®)
HPNA Member $185.00 $170.00
Non-HPNA Member $225.00 $200.00
Certified in Perinatal Loss Care (CPLC®)
HPNA Member $295.00 $260.00
Non-HPNA Member $415.00 $380.00
Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse (CHPLN®)
HPNA Member No Longer Available $225.00
Non-HPNA Member No Longer Available $320.00
Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator (CHPCA®)
HPNA Member No Longer Available $310.00
Non-HPNA Member No Longer Available $430.00
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