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.  

2019 Important Examination Dates


Deadline Description  Date

Registration Begins

(online applications available)

February 15, 2019

First Deadline to Submit Online Application 

($1,300 fee; no late fee assessed)

May 3, 2019

ABIM Begins Sending Email Communications with Test Center Reservation Instructions

February 25, 2019

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application 

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

June 14, 2019

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

June 14, 2019

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

June 21, 2019

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination 

June 21, 2019

Deadline to Select or Change Test Center 

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

August 15, 2019

Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center Without Cancellation Fee

September 27, 2019

Continuing Certification Examination Date  October 10, 2019

Examination Results

To Be Determined