HPCSA registration requirements

Healthcare practitioners in South Africa are required to be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in order to practice their profession. HPCSA registration range from payment of annual fees, keeping personal and CPD details updated, adhering to business practices as well as the scope of practice and ethics requirements.

An annual fee is payable for this registration and failure to pay this fee could result in suspension from the register. If the event of suspension from the register, practitioners can redeem themselves by applying for restoration and paying the restoration fee.

Voluntary erasure from the register is possible if the practitioner does not intend to practice his/her profession in South Africa for a given period of time.

Foreign qualified practitioners are required to comply with the HPCSA guidelines to become eligible for registration.

Practitioners are reminded that they can manage their registrations online contacting the Client Care Centre for all general enquiries including annual fees, registrations, compliments, service delivery, certificates of status, CPD, ethical queries and undesirable business practices.