The first evidence-based certification for social workers in hospice and palliative care is here. 

The APHSW-C Application for the second testing window is now open! The application for the second testing window (July 16- August 20, 2019) is  open through June 15, 2019. You can access the application here.

SWHPN is excited to announce that a new evidence-based certification for social workers in hospice and palliative care has arrived. The first exam for the Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification (APHSW-C) was held January 15-February 2019. The second testing window will be July 16-August 20, 2019. Applications for that window will be accepted beginning May 1 – June 15, 2019.

Watch our Q&A session with Barbara Head, APHSW Certification Board Chair, to learn more about this exciting new certification program and get your questions answered! You can view the slides from the program here. 

 

 

Apply For APHSW Certification

  • The APHSW-C Application for the second testing window is now open! The APHSW-C Application for the second testing window (July 16- August 20, 2019) is now open and extends through June 15, 2019. You can access the application here.

  • The APHSW-C Candidate Handbook is  available here. Please note the handbook has been updated since an earlier version to state that there are three (3) hours allotted for the exam - not two (2) as previously published. Please read through the handbook carefully, as it contains important information about eligibility, and application and testing windows in 2019.

SWHPN Members: How to Access Your Reduced Examination Fee

Please note: if you are a current SWHPN Member, you are eligible for a reduced examination fee by entering your SWHPN Membership Number at Step 4 of the application.

You can find your SWHPN Membership number by:

  1. Navigating to swhpn.org.
  2. In the top menu bar, click on Member Center, then My Profile.
  3. Log in with your SWHPN username and password. 
  4. Under your profile, scroll down and you'll find your Member Number, as shown here:

Not a member of SWHPN yet? You can join here.