Registration Eligibility

To register for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Recertification Examination, diplomates must:

  • be a physician to whom the ABA previously awarded certification in the subspecialty.

  • 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.

  • 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 with or without reasonable accommodation.