The CHPNA® certification is valid for four years. To renew, the certificant must sit for and pass the computer-based exam again prior to the expiration date of their current certification. The Hospice and Palliative Accrual for Recertification (HPAR) process is not available for this credential. Refer to CHPNA® Candidate Handbook for exam information.
Visit the CHPNA certification page
for additional information on recertification by examination.
CHPNA® Certification Renewal: $200 ($170 for HPNA members)
If you have experienced a furlough, significant decrease in work hours, significant pay reduction, or loss of employment or similar circumstances, you may request a modification of fees by submitting a financial hardship application along with all required, supporting documents to [email protected]
Financial Hardship Application
Sandra Lee Shafer Certification Scholarships
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.
Certificate Printing Guide (PDF)
Certificate Purchasing Guide (PDF)