The new HPCSA fees for 2021/2022 have been announced. Practitioners need to settle their annual fees by 31 May 2021. In this article we advise on HPCSA registration and annual fees, how to pay, exemptions, erasure, renewals, restoration, refunds and whom to contact should you experience any issues with the process.
HPCSA 2021/2022 fees:
Registration with the HPCSA is a pre-requisite for professional practice. Once registered, an annual fee is payable as set out below, and failure to pay this fee, could result in suspension from the register.
- Click here to download the new HPCSA 2021/2022 annual fees. Annual fees are used to cover the costs of running the Professional Board under the jurisdiction of Council as well as the HPCSA and its structure Administering the professions registered with the HPCSA in terms of registration, maintaining of standards of education and training as well as the maintaining of fair standards of professional practice.
- It is the responsibility of the practitioner to check their statements for the correct fees payable.
- Council is currently busy invoicing practitioners as per the newly gazetted fees.
- Once the invoices have been raised, practitioners will be able to make payments using the HPCSA online portal.
- Upon receipt of their payments, practitioners will be able to access proof of registration online.
- The annual fees payable to Council will be due by 31 May 2021.
- Provincial government health employees registered with Council, are advised to check their HPCSA membership status to ensure that their annual fees are paid up – and if not, take the required steps to ensure compliance.
- Annual fees are different from registration fees which are paid upon registration with HPCSA.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you encounter any problems accessing the portal or have specific questions.
How to pay:
- Practitioners can pay their registration or annual fees in the following ways:
- Direct deposit or EFT into the HPCSA bank details list below, or
- Registered practitioners can use the HPCSA portal for online renewal.
- Please note:
- To correctly allocate funds, practitioners must use their register and 7 digit registration number (e.g. MP1234567) as reference for proof of payment emailed to email@example.com.
- The HPCSA no longer accepts cash on their premises.
- The HPCSA no longer process credit card authorisations.
HPCSA bank details
- Bank: ABSA
- Branch: Arcadia
- Branch Code: 63 2005
- Account Name: HPCSA
- Account Type: Cheque
- Account Numbers:
- Annual Fees: 405 00 33 481
- Other moneys: 061 00 00 169
- Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ
- Deposit References:
- Registered practitioners: HPCSA registration number (eg MP1234567)
- New registrations: ID or passport number
- Proof of payment:
- email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- fax to (+27) 12 328 5120
- Please note:
- Internet transfers take approximately three days to reflect on our statement and all direct payments from ABSA branches take 24 hours.
Help with payments:
- HPCSA annual fees are valid until 31 March of the following year.
- Practitioners can renew their HPCSA membership online – click here for the steps required to renew your membership online.
Practitioners requiring assistance:
- Practitioners who are unable to practise due to ill health may be exempted from payment of the annual fee. A medical report, issued by a medical practitioner, must accompany such application, which should reach the Council’s offices before 31 March 2021.
- Exemption from paying the annual fee may be granted from the year in which you turn 71 (if you turn 71 before 1 April 2021) except for practitioners registered in Professional Boards for Environmental Health Practitioners, Medical Technologist, Radiography & Clinical Technology, Dietetics and Nutritionists, who may be granted exemption from the year in which they turn 66. Consult the HPCSA website for more information.
A written application for voluntary erasure must be received by Council by 31 March 2021. Click here to download the erasure application form. The completed application must be sent to email@example.com under the subject line Erasure application + 7 digit registration number. Upon successful finalisation of the application by Council the practitioner will become eligible for annual membership fee exemption.
A person whose name was erased from the register has to apply to restore his/her name to the register by duly completing the Application for Restoration form, Form 18 which has to be submitted together with proof of payment of the restoration fee, which is calculated based on the specified criteria.
Last Updated on 26 Mar 2021 by HPCSA Corporate Affairs