Practitioners can do their annual renewal and registration for the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) online.
The portal allows registered members to download an electronic practitioner card (click here to view instructions) along with their HPCSA registration certificate (click here to view instructions).
To use the HPCSA practitioners first need to register by following the process below.
The HPCSA card process explained:
Notes on Practicing Card:
The photo uploaded or taken during the completion of the profile detail will display here. The practitioner’s name, ID/Passport Number, type of member, email address as well as cell number are displayed on the card.
At this point the practitioner may choose to email the card, download a .pdf version that may later be printed as confirmation of renewal or just show the QR Code.
Emailing the card
Figure 2: Email Process Flow
Showing the QR Code (Quick Response Code)
The practitioner has the option to scan the QR code on the card, using a smartphone. The code contains the practitioner’s name, ID/Passport Number, type of member, email address as well as cell number and are displayed on the card.
Click on Show QR as shown in Figure 1, a practicing card showing a QR code similar to Figure 3 will appear.
Scan the QR code with a smartphone and view practitioner details as shown in Figure 4 below.
Figure 4: Practicing card appearance on scanning QR code
To hide the QR code information, click Hide QR and Figure 3 reappears.
Downloading confirmation of renewal
Figure 5: Downloaded renewal confirmation
Please note that access to the practitioner card function is subject to the following requirements:
If any of the above conditions has not been met, the electronic card does not generate. The practitioner gets the following message:
Figure 6: Practicing card not available
HPCSA has communicated with various stakeholders to assure them of the authenticity of the electronically generated card. All the three forma explained above are acceptable confirmation of current registration.
It is important to note that HPCSA will still print a practicing card in the old format for those practitioners and other users who prefer the old practicing card.
For any enquiries on the Online Renewal and Payment Portal, please call 012 338 9300/1 or email Online email@example.com using your HPCSA membership number as reference.
Last Updated on 4 Feb 2021 by HPCSA Corporate Affairs