Certification Review Courses

HPNA supports nurses desiring to advance their professional development with specialty certification by making available Certification Review Courses. Each course is designed to assist with preparation for the HPCC certification examination by highlighting self-identifying topics that require further preparation and study.. The educational content may also be used to increase the hospice and palliative nurse’s knowledge of general palliative nursing. Modules refer to content from their respective Core Curriculums, and each module addresses sections of the test content from the respective HPCC Candidate Handbook. To better serve you, we offer two types of certification review courses, 1.) Live Virtual Certification Review Courses, 2.) Self-Paced Online Certification Review Course. 
Participation in an HPNA certification review course does not guarantee success in passing a certification examination. For additional information, please contact the HPNA education department at 412-787-9301 or by email at [email protected].  Group Review Courses are also available through HPNA's Employer Partner ProgramLearn more about hosting a group course.

Live Virtual Certification Review Courses

Live Virtual Certification Review Courses are offered on a monthly basis and are facilitated by nationally recognized subject matter experts. These eight-hour, instructor led, intensive courses are taught in modules and are accompanied by slide presentations and PDF handouts. Upon successful completion of the course, NCPD/Pharm Credits will be awarded. 

2022 Course Schedule 

Course Fees

  • ACHPN Live Certification Review Course: $350
  • CHPN Live Certification Review Course: $350
  • CHPPN Live Certification Review Course: $350
  • CHPLN Live Certification Review Course: $300

Self-Paced Online Certification Review Courses

Self-paced Online Certification Review Courses include individual modules with accompanying slide presentations, faculty supported audio, and post-course attestation and evaluation. You will have access to the course for three months. When you have completed each of the modules, your course NCPD certificate will be provided following your online attestation of completion and submission of the course evaluation.


ACHPN Certification
Review Course 
CHPN Certification
Lecture Review 
CHPPN Certification
Review Course

CHPNA Certification
Review Course 

CHPLN Certification
Review Course 

Non-Member: $185.50
HPNA Member: $115.50
Non-Member: $265
HPNA Member: $165
Non-Member: $265
HPNA Member: $165
Non-Member: $160
HPNA Member: $60
Non-Member: $200
HPNA Member: $100

ACHPN Registration

CHPN Registration

CHPPN Registration

CHPNA Registration

CHPLN Registration

8.75 NCPD hours
4.0 Pharm credits

6.5 NCPD hours
2.0 Pharm credits
9.75 NCPD hours
4.0 Pharm credits
3.25 credit hours 6.75 NCPD hours
Seven Modules
Five Modules
Seven Modules
Four Modules
Seven Modules
  •  Clinical Judgement
  • Scientific Knowledge
  • Professionalism
  • Education and Communication
  • Systems Based Practice
  • Evidence Based Practice, Quality Improvement,
    and Research
  • The ACHPN Examination – Overview, Test Talking
    Strategies, and Application 
  •  Overview, Test Taking Strategies, and Application
  • Patient Care: Assessment and Planning
  • Patient Care: Symptom Management
  • Patient Care: Pain Management
  • Patient and Family Care, Education, and Advocacy
  •  Management of Conditions and Symptoms: Neurological,
  • Cardiovascular, and Respiratory
  • Management of Conditions and Symptoms: Apply the Nursing
    Process to Actual of Potential Symptoms Neurological,
    Cardiovascular, Respiratory
  • Management of Conditions and Symptoms: Hematological,
    GI, GU, Musculoskeletal, Skin, Nutrition, and Immune System
  • Management of Conditions and Symptoms: Psychological,
    Emotional, and End-of-Life
  • Management of Pain
  • Family Centered Care, Education Grief and Bereavement
  • Practice Issues
  •  Patient Care: Activities of Daily Living
  • Observe and Report on Patient Condition
  • Psychosocial and Spiritual Care of the Patient and Family
  • Professional Skills
  •  Patient Care in End-State Disease Process
  • Pain and Comfort Management
  • Symptom Management
  • Treatments and Procedures
  • Care of the Patient, Family, and Other Caregivers
  • Patient and Family Education and Advocacy
  • Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Practice Issues
ACHPN Candidate

CHPN Candidate

CHPPN Candidate

CHPNA Candidate

CHPLN Candidate

Recommended Material:

Core Curriculum for the Hospice & Palliative APRN, 3rd edition (2020)

Recommended Material:

 Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative RN, 5th edition (2022)

Recommended Material:

 Core Curriculum for the Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Nurse, 2nd edition (2017)

Recommended Material:

Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant and Study Guide, 4th edition (2021)

Recommended Material:

 Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative LPVN, 3rd edition (2021)


Online Course Reminders

  • Each certification review course is a self-paced online course for individual use.
  • Course access is 3 months (course access begins upon registration).
  • If you are purchasing a course from HPNA for the second time, please send an email to [email protected] so we can activate your next learning module.
  • Participation in a review course does not guarantee successful completion of a certification exam. 
  • Need help or have questions? Send an e-mail to [email protected].

Return Policy

HPNA wants you to be satisfied with your purchase. If you find that a purchased online certification review course does not meet your training needs, you may request a full refund within 30 days from your date of purchase, as long as no more than one module has been completed. No CE certificates will be awarded for partial completion. Please contact the HPNA Education Department for cancellation at [email protected] All cancellation requests must be received in writing through [email protected]  

Activity Desired Learning Outcomes

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