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 associated 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 and associated PDF handouts, 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 CNE certificate will be provided following your online attestation of completion and submission of the course evaluation.

ACHPN Certification Review Course 

(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 
CHPN Certification Review Course 

(Eight Modules)

  • Overview, Test Taking Strategies, and Application
  • Patient Care: Life-Limiting Conditions in Adult Patients
  • Patterns of Disease Progression
  • Pain Management 
  • Basics of Opioid Conversion 
  • Symptom Management
  • Patient and Family Care, Education, and Advocacy
  • Practice Issues  
CHPPN Certification Review Course

(Seven Modules)

  • 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

CHPNA Certification Review Course
(Four Modules)

  • Patient Care: Activities of Daily Living
  • Observe and Report on Patient Condition
  • Psychosocial and Spiritual Care of the Patient and Family
  • Professional Skills


Register for each certification review course below. Upon purchasing the course, you will be registered for three months of access. You will receive an email with the course link to gain access to the course. Please be sure to complete the course and print your certificate before the course expires.

ACHPN Registration       CHPN Registration       CHPPN Registration      CHPNA Registration

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ACHPN Certification Review Courses
CHPN Certification Review Courses
CHPPN Certification Review Courses 

CHPNA Certification Review Courses

Each Certification Review Course is $265 ($165 for HPNA members)

Contact Hours

All three online certification review courses offer nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours and designated pharmacology hours as noted below. These are awarded upon the successful completion of all the modules of the self-paced online program.
  • 8.75 NCPD credit hours and 4.0 designated pharmacy hours awarded for the ACHPN course
  • 8.75 NCPD credit hours and 4.0 designated pharmacy hours awarded for the CHPN course
  • 9.5 NCPD credit hours and 4.0 designated pharmacy hours awarded for the CHPPN course

Participation Hours for Nursing Assistants

  • 3.25 hours awarded for the CHPNA course
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation Provider number P0284.

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

Click Here for a List of Desired Learning Outcomes for All Three Courses