Each certification examination is administered by appointment only Monday through Friday. Appointment starting times may vary by location. 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 offered windows (Labor Day, December 24-26, and New Year's Eve). All applications are processed for the corresponding testing windows only.
HPCC Study Tips
Getting ready to take an HPCC certification examination? This guide provides step-by-step suggestions on how to best prepare.
Prepare to take an HPCC examination
These scholarships cover the cost of certification fees for eligible individuals and are valid for those earning a new Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center certification or those who are renewing their current HPCC certification. Individuals can apply for the scholarships before or after taking the exam. The scholarships are competitive and individuals are selected from the applicant pool by the HPNF Awards Committee and approved by The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation board members.
Click the button below to view the 2020 and 2021 pass/fail rates for each examination, 2020 and 2021 HPAR recertification results, and the total number of certificants per credential.
2020 Examination Statistics
2021 Examination Statistics
Certification Verification Tool
This is a free resource created to assist those looking to verify a professional's HPCC certification status. Names of individuals currently certified by HPCC are available through the link below.