Apply for the HMDCB Exam

1. Learn About the Exam

HMDCB's Candidate Handbook provides detailed information on the entire certification process, from the application process to Maintenance of Certification. We recommend that all candidates review the Handbook to become familiar with the process and the three eligibility pathways - practice, certification, or training.

2. Apply Online

To start your online application, you will first need to create an account. Once you have completed your account profile (required), you will be asked to submit a variety of information regarding your experience in hospice care (eg, licensure and employment). To complete the process, submit payment with your application. 

Please note, HMDCB audits a percentage of randomly selected applications each year.

3. Schedule Your Exam

Within 15 days of receiving your completed application and payment, HMDCB’s testing partner, PSI/AMP Candidate Services, will send an email and a postcard with instructions on how to schedule your exam. Use these instructions to schedule your computer-based exam at one of PSI/AMP's over 300 testing sites.

4. Prepare for Exam Day

Although HMDCB does not endorse or sell any preparation materials, we do provide a list of recommended resources for exam preparation, including a content blueprint, which details the five topical areas you can expect a typical exam to cover to help you focus your study.


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