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Last Testing Opportunity in 2010

December is the last testing window for 2010. The paper examination application deadline is October 15, and the online application deadline is November 15 for the December testing window. Visit to begin the online application process.


Updated Certification Renewal Information Now Available for APNs, RNs, and Administrators

The 2011 APRN HPAR (APRN Hospice and Palliative Accrual for Recertification) and 2011 RN HPAR (RN Hospice and Palliative Alternative Recertification) applications for renewal in 2011 are accepted January 1 through March 1, 2011.


The 2012 Administrator Hospice and Palliative Alternative Recertification (HPAR) application is now posted on our Web site for Canadian hospice palliative care associations that are due to renew their certification in 2012.


All HPAR applications can be downloaded from our Web site,


Hospice and Palliative Pediatric RN Exam is Coming!

The hospice and palliative pediatric RN examination will be available for the March 2011 testing window.


The Candidate Handbook and written application for the RN pediatric examination will be available online on our Web site,, in November 2010.


For more information regarding the eligibility criteria, detailed content outline of the information covered on the examination, and recent role delineation study, please visit our Web site,, and view the RN PEDS menu under the EXAMS tab.


Save the Date!

NBCHPN(R) will host its 10th Annual Certification Recognition Event during the 2010 AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011. More information will be forthcoming on our Web site.