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HPCSA annual fees

The HPCSA annual fees for 2022/23 have been announced and include the revised fees for members of the Medical and Dental, Radiography and Clinical Technology, Physiotherapy Podiatry and Biokinetics, Dental Therapy Dental Assisting and Oral Hygiene and Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Professional Boards. Practitioners are advised to pay their annual fees by way of the following payment methods.

Practitioners are reminded that registration with the HPCSA is a pre-requisite for professional practice in terms of the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974.

Please note: There is a difference between the registration fee, which is paid upon joining the HPCSA, and the annual fee – payable every year as set out below arranged by the various Professional Boards.

Failure to pay HPCSA fees, may result in the practitioner being suspended from the register. Annual fees are used to cover the costs of running the twelve Professional Boards under the jurisdiction of Council as well as administering the healthcare professions in terms of registration, standards of education and training as well as maintaining fair standards of professional practice.

HPCSA 2022/2023 fees

Annual fees were payable to the HPCSA on 31 May (due to the extended deadline) and valid until 31 March of the following year. The HPCSA annual fees below, are arranged by professional board, category and rates stated in ZAR. Click here for guidance on how to pay your annual fees, exemptions, erasure, renewals, restoration, refunds and how the get help with your HPCSA licensure.

DENTAL THERAPY, DENTAL ASSISTING, AND ORAL HYGIENE:
Dental Therapist [TT] R2294,00
Oral Hygienist [OT] R2294,00
Dental Assistant [DA] R962,00
Dental Assistant Supplementary [SDA] R962,00

DIETETICS AND NUTRITION:
Dietitian [DT] R1 949,00
Supplementary Dietitian [SDT] R1 949,00
Nutritionist [NT] R1 949,00
Supplementary Nutritionist [SNT] R1 949,00

EMERGENCY CARE:
Paramedic [ANT] R1 181,00
Emergency Care Practitioner [ECP] R1 181,00
Emergency Care Technician [ECT] R1 181,00
Ambulance Emergency Assistant [ANA] R1 181,00
Basic Ambulance Assistant [BAA] R972,00
Operational Emergency Care Orderly [OECO] R1 181,00
Emergency Care Assistant [ECA] R972,00

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH:
Environmental Health Practitioner [HI] R1 741,00
Food Inspector [FI] R219,00
Environmental Health Assistant [HIA] R875,00

MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY:
Anaesthetist Assistant [AN] R518,00
Biomedical Engineer [BE] R1 755,00
Clinical Biochemist [KB] R951,00
Dentist [DP] R3 055,00
Dentist (Specialist) [DP] R3 097,00
Genetic Counsellor [GC] R1 755,00
Genetic Counsellor [GR] R1 755,00
Health Assistant [HA] R518,00
Medical Physicist [PH] R1 755,00
Medical Practitioner [MP] R3 055,00
Medical Practitioner (Specialist) [MP] R3 097,00
Medical Scientist [MS] R1 755,00
Medical Biological Scientist [MW] R1 755,00
Supplementary Medical Scientist [SMW] R1 755,00
Clinical Associate [CA] R1 290,00
Medical Intern [IN] R1 237,00

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY:
Medical Laboratory Scientist [MLS] R1 687,00
Medical Technologist [MT] R1 687,00
Supplementary Medical Technician [SGT] R1 183,00
Medical Technician [GT] R744,00
Supplementary Laboratory Assistant [SLA] R702,00
Laboratory Assistant [LA] R702,00

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, MEDICAL ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS AND ARTS THERAPY:
Occupational Therapist [OT] R1 741,00
Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist [OS] R1 741,00
Supplementary Occupational Therapist [SOT] R1 741,00
Supplementary Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist [SOS] R1 741,00
Orthopaedic Footwear Technician [OB] R574,00
Occupational Therapy Technician [OTT] R574,00
Assistant Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist, and Leatherworkers [OAS] R574,00
Occupational Therapy Assistant [OTB] R552,00
Arts Therapist [AT] R1 741,00
Orthopaedic Technical Assistant [OSA] R574,00
Single Medium Therapist [OTE] R1 741,00

OPTOMETRY AND DISPENSING OPTICIANS:
Optometrist [OP] R2 611,00
Dispensing Optician [OD] R2 473,00
Supplementary Dispensing Optician [SOD] R2 558,00
Supplementary Optometrist [SOP] R2 558,00
Orthoptist [OR] R497,00

PHYSIOTHERAPY, PODIATRY AND BIOKINETICS:
Physiotherapist [PT] R1 712,00
Podiatrist [CH] R1 712,00
Biokinetics [BK] R1 712,00
Supplementary Physiotherapist [SPT] R1 712,00
Supplementary Podiatrist [SCH] R1 712,00
Physiotherapy Assistant [PTA] R624,00
Physiotherapy Technician [PTT] R772,00
Masseur [MA] R676,00
Remedial Gymnast [RM] R624,00
Supplementary Biokinetics [SBK] R1 712,00

PSYCHOLOGY:
Psychologist [PS] R2 460,00
Psychometrist [PMT] R1 262,00
Psychotechnician [PM] R1 053,00
Intern Psychologist [PSIN] R844,00
Registered Counsellor [PRC] R1 262,00

RADIOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL TECHNOLGY:
Radiographer [DR] R1 533,00
Graduate Clinical Technologist [KTG] R1 533,00
Clinical Technologist [KT] R1 533,00
Supplementary Clinical Technologist [SKT] R1 533,00
Assistant Clinical Technologist [KTA] R560,00
Supplementary Diagnostic Radiographer [SDR] R560,00
Restricted Supplementary Diagnostic Radiographer [RSDR] R560,00
Electro-Encephalographic Technician [EE] R560,00
Supplementary Electro-Encephalographic Technician [SEE] R560,00
Radiation Laboratory Technologist [RLT] R962,00
Supplementary Radiation Technologist [SRLT] R962,00

SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND HEARING:
Speech Therapist and Audiologist [STA] R1 898,00
Supplementary Speech Therapist and Audiologist [SSTA] R1 898,00
Audiologist [AU] R1 898,00
Supplementary Audiologist [SAU] R1 898,00
Hearing Aid Acoustician [GAK] R1 898,00
Supplementary Hearing Aid Acoustician [SGAK] R1 898,00
Community Speech and Hearing Worker [SGG] R667,00
Speech and Hearing Correctionist [SGK] R667,00
Audiometrician [AM] R667,00
Speech Therapy Assistant [STB] R595,00
Speech Therapist [ST] R1 898,00
Speech and Hearing Assistant [SHA] R595,00

Please note:

  • It is the responsibility of the practitioner to verify their statements for the correct fees payable. 
  • Practitioners can make payments using the HPCSA online portal.
  • Practitioners will be able to access proof of registration online once their payments have been processed by the HPCSA.
  • Provincial government health employees registered with Council, are advised to verify 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.
How to pay

Practitioners can pay their registration or annual fees in the following ways:

  • Direct deposit or EFT into the HPCSA account. Bank details are listed 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).
  • The HPCSA no longer accepts cash on the premises.
  • The HPCSA no longer process credit card authorisations.
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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

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: Consult the HPCSA portal for more information.

Duration

HPCSA annual fees are valid until 31 March of the following year.

Renewal

Practitioners can renew their HPCSA membership online – click here for the steps required to renew your membership online.

Refunds

Practitioners wishing to claim for a refund need to submit the completed refund application form along with to supporting documents to refunds@hpcsa.co.za.

Exemptions

Practitioners are eligible for fees exemptions based on ill health and age:

Those 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 of the calendar year.

The following age-based exemptions apply;

  • 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.
  • For all the other Professional Boards age exemptions apply from 71 (if you turn 71 before 1 April of the calendar year).

To apply for an exemption: Submit a written request accompanied by a scanned copy ID document through the HPCSA portal – click here for instructions on accessing the self-service function.

Consult the HPCSA website for more information.

Voluntary erasure

A written application for voluntary erasure must be received by Council by 31 March of that year. Click here to download the erasure application form. The completed application must be submitted through the online portal – click here for instructions.

Restoration

A person whose name was erased from the register has to apply to restore his/her name to the register by 31 March 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.

Help

For help with your HPCSA registration consult the self-service portal from our website and click here for accessing the self-help function. 


Last Updated on 27 Jun 2022 by HPCSA Corporate Affairs