Applications invited: Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care (CCEPC), 2020

CCEPC course conducted by IAPC

IAPC’s Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care (CCEPC) was launched in November 2007 with 12 course centres across India for doctors and nurses. Course is now being conducted through 37 centres all over the country. In the past two years 10 new centres started conducting this training program for Doctors with MBBS / BDS and Nurses with GNM / BSc Nursing.

This course, a distance education program with 15 hours of contact session and 8 weeks of distant learning, aims at inculcating the principles of Palliative Care to improve patient care through proper communication and effective management of difficult symptoms. During these 8 weeks, candidates have to submit a Reflective Case History.

From June 2020, three batches of IAPC Course will be held in a year. Batches starting in June, November, and February.

Course Fee from June 2020:

Doctors: Rs. 3500.00

Nurses: Rs. 2200.00

Course fee will cover the prize of course materials (IAPC Course Text Book and Guideline to write case reflection), and food during contact session and examination.

Books are also available on payment of Rs. 500/- and courier charge. To get books, email to


Other Training Programs:

Next batch of Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Medicine, a six weeks full time training program for Doctors with MBBS / BDS, being conducted by Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode (WHOCC for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Longterm Care) will be starting on 1st April 2020.

Application form can be downloaded from the website


CCEPC Brochure


CCEPC Conduct Guidelines


CCEPC Application Form