Apply for the HMDCB Exam

1. Learn About the Exam.

Please review the Candidate Handbook, which provide details on the entire certification process, such as eligibility requirements, deadlines and fees, the application, how to schedule your exam, policies, and the three pathways to certification - practice, certification, or training.

2. Apply Online.

The application cycle is currently closed. Create an account to receive updates on the opening of the 2017 cycle. 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).

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

3. Schedule Your Exam.

After you complete the application, you will be contacted with instructions on how to schedule your exam. Please watch for an e-mail and postcard from the testing company PSI/AMP Candidate Services within 15 business days of HMDCB receiving your completed application and payment. Use these instructions to schedule your computer-based exam at one of PSI/AMP's 190 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 5 area you can expect a typical exam to cover.


In 2014, over 90% of the HMDC candidates stated the Assessment Centers were easy to locate, comfortable, and that the on-screen testing instructions were easy to follow.