HPCC currently offers two options for CPLC® recertification. A CPLC® can renew their certification by fulfilling practice hour requirements and sitting for the computer-based exam again or they can renew through the recertification process known as the Hospice and Palliative Accrual for Recertification (HPAR).
The HPAR process requires fulfilling practice hour requirements and the accumulation of 100 points of professional development activities over the preceding four years. Points can be accrued through continuing education, academic education, professional publications, professional presentations, precepting students, orienting staff, and volunteer service in professional organizations. Each area varies as to how the points are calculated and how many of the total points can be obtained by that method. Each activity MUST correlate with the test content outline. More details and instructions are in the HPAR packet for CPLC®.
Online Submission of HPAR via LearningBuilder (new!)
HPAR applications for CPLC® recertification can now be submitted online through LearningBuilder software. This option was developed to be user friendly and to allow candidates to submit their application in a timely fashion with ease and use of modern technology. Click here for the LearningBuilder Guide
and the CPLC® HPAR packet
. Paper applications for HPAR will still be accepted now through December 2019, but all HPAR submissions after that date will be done online. If you have any questions, please contact the national office at 412-787-1057 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting Period for HPAR
The reporting period for HPAR points is also known as the ‘accrual period’. The reporting period in which you can earn points for CPLC® renewal is your certification begin date through the time that you submit your application. The deadline for HPAR submission is 1 year to 8 weeks prior to your certification expiration date for the standard recertification fee. If you collect points and/or submit your application during the extended deadline period (during the 8 weeks prior to your certification expiration date), an additional application fee will be assessed. If you do not submit your HPAR application, your CPLC® certification will expire on the expiration date. If your certification expires you may be eligible for reactivation of your expired credential. Refer to CPLC® HPAR instructions or contact the national office at 412-787-1057 or via email at email@example.com
Click here for the CPLC® HPAR Packet
Download the HPAR FAQs for CPLC®
Click here to view a brief informational slideshow on HPAR
List of Free Courses Available for HPAR Points