All of the deadlines listed below are consistent with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the administrator of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Examination.  To avoid a late registration fee, begin your application, submit appropriate fee and advance beyond the payment page prior to the "First Deadline to Submit Online Application" deadline.  

2022 Important Examination Dates


Deadline Description  Date

Registration Begins

(online applications available)

February 11, 2022

First Deadline to Submit Online Application 

($1,300; no late fee assessed if application is advanced beyond payment page by this date)

May 2, 2022

ABIM Begins Sending Email Communications with Test Center Reservation Instructions

February 25, 2022

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application 

($1,400 includes $100 non-refundable late fee) 

June 13, 2022

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

June 13, 2022

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

June 20, 2022

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination 

June 20, 2022

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location 

(Please Contact Pearson VUE to make changes or select Test Center)

August 15, 2022

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination without Seat Fee

October 21, 2022

Certification and Continuing Certification Examination Date

November 1, 2022

Deadline to Complete Hospice and Palliative Fellowship Training

(Only applicable to physicians applying to take the certification examination.)

February 28, 2023

Examination Results

To Be Determined


2023 Important Dates Coming in Late August 2022!