Hospice & Palliative Care Specialty Certification
The hospice and palliative care literature continues to demonstrate positive outcomes for patients and families who receive specialized care, and for this reason the various disciplines providing hospice and palliative care have focused on the education, training, and certification of professionals providing this advanced level of care.
APC is delighted to recognize the expertise, specialized skills, advanced education, and unique experience of professional hospice/palliative care chaplains with a specialty certification beyond the Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) designation. Board Certified Chaplains who successfully complete the specialty certification process are designated as BCC-HPCC (Board Certified Chaplain - Hospice/Palliative Care Certified), signifying that they have mastered the spiritual care competencies necessary for hospice/palliative care, including end-of-life care and care of those with life-limiting conditions.
The BCC-HPCC credential is comparable to the credentials of other hospice/palliative care disciplines, such as medicine (HPM), nursing (CHPN), and social work (CHP-SW), which have established standards and certifications for its practitioners in this specialized field.
Board Certified Chaplains interested in the specialty BCC-HPCC certification will find all requirements, guidelines, and forms by clicking the appropriate links below.
Background of Hospice & Palliative Care Specialty Certification
Requirements for Hospice & Palliative Care Specialty Certification
Competencies of the Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Chaplain
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Hospice & Palliative Care Specialty Certification
Guidelines for Preparing the Hospice & Palliative Care Specialty Certification Application
Final Disposition of Materials Form
Maintenance of Certification
Specialty Certification Fees