To register for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Examination, diplomates must:
- be certified by the ABA.
- hold an unexpired license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or jurisdiction of the United States or province of Canada that is permanent, unconditional and unrestricted. Further, every United States and Canadian medical license the registrant holds must be free of restrictions.
- have fulfilled the 12-month ACGME-accredited hospice and palliative medicine fellowship training.
- attest to their current privileges and clinical activity in hospice and palliative medicine (practicing HPM, on average, at least one day per week during 12 consecutive months over the previous three years.
- be capable of performing independently the entire scope of hospice and palliative medicine practice without accommodation or with reasonable accommodation.
- be meeting the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA) requirements.