Nominations for educational expert for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Board

The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians invites nominations to its Education Committee for an expert in the field of Higher Education and Governance. The selected nominee will be co-opted for the remainder of the Board’s term of office ending in September 2020. The nominee should have experience and expertise in curriculum development. Click […]

How to pay HPCSA annual fees

The HPCSA online portal offers practitioners access to their statements, invoices, Electronic QR code practising card, and applications for voluntary erasure and exemptions. It also provides practitioners an opportunity to update their contact details. Practitioners can register online through the HPCSA renewal portal by following this link: or via the HPCSA website at Kindly ensure you […]

Annual HPCSA fees 2018/19

The HPCSA annual fees for 2018/19 have been published. See breakdown by professional board below. Practitioners are reminded that annual fee payments are due by 1 April and valid until 31 March of the following year. DENTAL THERAPY AND ORAL HYGIENE: CODE CATEGORY FEES TT Dental Therapist R1 860,00 OH Oral Hygienist R1 860,00 DA Dental Assistant R775,00 […]

Streamlined HPCSA registration process

The HPCSA focused on the process of registration as part of our re-engineering initiatives aimed at improving efficiencies and customer experience. Since December 2017 the processing of walk-in applications have been replaced by an outbound system whereby practitioners receive registration packs by registered post or courier. Practitioners are encouraged to update their contact details including postal […]

Closure of certain registers for EMS

New regulations relating to the qualifications for the registration of certain EMS practitioners has been enacted. Practitioners are urged to acquaint themselves with the new requirements since it affects their ability to practice. The registers will close as indicated in the regulations: Basic Ambulance Assistants (BAAs) – those persons who obtained the BAA qualification prior to the […]

Concern over clawback by medical aid schemes

The Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics (PPB) under the ambit of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is concerned that certain medical aid schemes are alleged to be behaving and or conducting themselves in an unethical manner towards registered practitioners, in particular, Physiotherapists in private practice. The main issues of concern […]

HPCSA roadshows 2018

The HPCSA will be hosting interactive symposiums and roadshows across the country in 2018. The roadshows are aimed at increasing stakeholder engagement and improving relations between the HPCSA and practitioners. These events allow the HPCSA to gain valuable insights on issues affecting practitioners enabling Council towards becoming more engaging and more customer-centric. In addition, the […]

Medical regulations

Medical regulations are the regulations, rules or laws that regulate Health Professionals. These regulations are set up to protect the public and to guide health professionals. The Health Professionals Act, Act 56 of 1974 gives power to the HPCSA to regulate health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional […]

Working relationship with colleagues

The practice of healthcare professions is a moral enterprise, the adherence to which not only serves to protect the integrity of individuals, but also ensure the continued livelihood of the professions involved. The HPCSA strives to guide practitioners by way of ethical guidelines in the performance of their day to day duties. The HPCSA wish to highlight the guidelines working […]