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Central Alabama Chapter of HPNA


Posted about 1 year ago by Kristin Reid


March 2018 Testing Window is Now Open

  The online application deadline for the March 2018 testing window is Thursday, February 15. Please download and/or print the appropriate handbook for the exam you plan to take. The candidate handbooks are available online at www.goHPCC.org and contain information about each exam such as how to apply, fees, schedules, detailed content outline of the information covered on the exam, suggested references for study, and much more! Online registration is also available.

Be sure to view the 2018 certification application fee schedule. HPNA members continue to receive substantial exam discounts as a membership benefit! Keep your HPNA membership current to receive this and many other benefits. If interested, visit advancingexpertcare.org/membership.

NOTE: 2017 was the last opportunity to take the Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator (CHPCA) or Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse (CHPLN) examinations as a new credential. Beginning on January 1, 2018, the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center will no longer offer these exams. However, HPCC will continue to offer a recertification process for individuals who have obtained and wish to maintain these two certifications.



2018 Certification Testing Windows  




Start Date

Paper Application Deadline

Online Application Deadline

March 1-31

December 1

January 15

February 15

June 1-30

March 1

April 15

May 15

September 1-30

June 1

July 15

August 15

December 1-31

September 1

October 15

November 15

2018 Candidate Handbooks 

  The updated 2018 candidate handbooks are now available for our five certification exams, and you can find them on our website through the link below, or at www.goHPCC.org under Certification. Each of our exams (ACHPN, CHPN, CHPPN, CHPNA, CPLC) has a separate handbook.  Each candidate handbook contains information about the fees, eligibility, and schedules, as well as a detailed content outline and suggested resources for study.  Download the new 2018 candidate handbooks today!


Final Reminder for 2017 Recertification

  If you have not already submitted an application, this is a final reminder for any HPCC certifications that will expire on December 31, 2017. Details for recertification can be found at www.goHPCC.org under the Certification tab.