Suspension from HPCSA register due to non-payment of annual fees

Practitioners who have not yet paid their annual fees are urged to so by 30 November 2021 or face suspension from the register. The announcement follows an eight-month grace period granted by Council due to the impact of COVID-19. Practitioners can check their payment status online and, if required, make their payments through the HPCSA […]

Booster shots for healthcare practitioners

Healthcare workers who participated in the initial Sisonke Study are now eligible for the booster shot of J&J under the second phase of this project. Practitioners will be notified via SMS with a link to a consent form for those willing to receive the booster shot. How it works Qualifying healthcare practitioners will receive a […]

HPCSA 2021 off-site registrations

HPCSA off-site registrations will run from 22 November till 24 December 2021 with designated teams visiting each province. These events are aimed at ensuring those working as interns and community service practitioners are duly registered prior to the commencement of their term from 1 January 2022. Before registering Practitioners are reminded to consult the HPCSA […]

How to update CEU and CPD on the HPCSA website

The CPD programme has been streamlined and practitioners are advised to familiarise themselves with the new process to meet their HPCSA licensure requirements. In this article we explain how to update Continued Education Units (CEUs) and raise a Continued Professional Development (CPD) service request on the HPCSA website. How to update Continued Education Units Go […]

Updated CPD programme

The HPCSA has streamlined Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements by making the process interactive. The new workflow is explained in the article below and practitioners are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the revised process. Regulatory framework Conditions relating to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme are a prerequisite for continued registration. Section 26 of the Health […]

How to get your COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Vaccinated healthcare practitioners can now download their digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate. The digital tool is only available to fully vaccinated individuals and can be used to access activities requiring proof of vaccination along. To access the Vaccination Certificate system practitioners will require the following; You need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated. Your RSA ID Number or […]

Mental Health Day

The Professional Board for Psychology is commemorating World Mental Health Awareness Month specifically on 10 October, which is Mental Health Day. The World Health Organization’s, theme for this year is “Mental healthcare for all: let’s make it a reality”. The Board’s campaign focuses on creating awareness around the various types of mental health illnesses and the symptoms associated with mental health.  Mental health […]

COVID-19 misinformation

The challenges COVID-19 brings to healthcare seem to multiply by the day. If the mutation of the virus is not enough, the outbreak of misinformation around the pandemic has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare it an “infodemic”. By nature of their work, healthcare practitioners are required to continually acquire information, filtering it, […]

Alert on criminal redistribution of stolen goods

The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians (PBODO) sympathises with those healthcare practitioners affected by the public unrest that took place in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Stolen goods are making their way back into the trade, and we urge practitioners to be vigilant when being offered such items and to report them as a matter or urgency. This […]

Acting HPCSA Registrar/CEO appointed

The Health Professions Council of South Africa is pleased to inform you of the Minister of Health’s decision, Dr Joe Phaahla, to appoint Ms Melissa De Graaff as the Acting Registrar/CEO. Ms De Graaff‘s appointment is with immediate effect from Wednesday, 1 September 2021. Ms De Graaff is the current Chief Financial Officer of the […]

HPCSA operations during level 4

On 27 June 2021 South Africa, moved to adjusted alert level 4 of the lockdown following a sharp increase of COVID-19 infections. The Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi, confirmed the rapid spread of the Delta variant (first identified in India) in South Africa and is beginning to dominate new infections arising in the country’s third […]

HPCSA registration requirement update

The Maintenance of Licensure (MoL) programme is being developed by the HPCSA in line with its regulatory mandate to uphold the social contract between the health professions and the public. MoL seeks to assure patients, the public and employers that registered healthcare practitioners are engaging current knowledge, use evidence-based practice, adhere to the national guidelines, […]

New HPCSA Registrar/CEO

Update issued on 26 August 2021 by Prof MS Nemutandani, President of the Council, Health Professions Council of South Africa: The Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla has placed the HPCSA Registrar/CEO, Dr David Motau on precautionary suspension pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct. The suspension of the CEO is with effect from Wednesday, […]

HPCSA symposia 2021/22

HPCSA is hosting a series of virtual symposia throughout the year where participating practitioners will earn CEUs. The HPCSA is excited to welcome practitioners to the virtual symposia and encourage healthcare practitioners to participate in the important conversation around the improvement of the South Africa’s healthcare system. Please note: Links to the events will be […]

How to download your HPCSA registration certificate or card

An HPCSA registration certificate certifies that the bearer is a legally qualified healthcare practitioner and therefore allowed to practice their profession in South Africa. Registered practitioners can use their registration cards or certificates as proof of registration with the HPCSA. See the five-step process outlined below for more information. Downloading proof of HPCSA registration Before you begin, make sure […]

New guidelines for accessing HPCSA services

The HPCSA’s online portal is now fully operational allowing practitioners direct access to functions previously handled manually. This means that practitioners can henceforth utilise the HPCSA website for all registration requests, annual fee payments, CPD (uploading of CEU certificates and queries) and many more functionalities.  The move to online services forms part of the Business Re-engineering […]

HPCSA scam alert

Foreign-registered healthcare practitioners are being targeted by criminals claiming to be Hawks’ investigators, and using HPCSA stationary to frame their victims.

How to submit CPD points to the HPCSA

The maintenance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is one of the requirements of HPCSA registration. Going forward practitioners will need to manage their CPD status through the HPCSA portal. In this article, we advise on how to use the online portal for CPD submissions. Please note that the HPCSA no longer accept CPD certificates by […]

How to pay HPCSA annual fees

We advise on how to pay the HPCSA annual fees which are due by 31 May 2021.

HPCSA 2021 annual fees

The HPCSA annual fees for the 2021/2022 are available here. We advise practitioners on what, how and when to pay along with guidance on exemptions and removal from the register.