Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant (CHPNA) Recertification

The Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant (CHPNA®) examination was designed for experienced hospice and palliative nursing assistants. To be eligible, the applicant must fulfill the following requirements by the application deadline.

Visit the CHPNA certification page for information on recertification by examination. 

Recertification Overview

CHPNA® Recertification

The CHPNA® certification is valid for a four-year period.  In order 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.

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.


Certification Verification