Protecting the public and
guiding the professions

For Professionals

The Council regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

Professional Boards

Registration

To access all forms needed below, click here

Registration as Student in Dietetics
  1. Form 53
  2. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
  3. Registration fee: as indicated on the form
Registration of Dietitians
(a) SA Qualifications - Community Service
  1. Form 23 Com Service
  2. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
  3. Original or certified letter of employment from the Department of Health for Com Service
  4. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
  5. Category of registration: Public Service (Community Service)
  6. A copy of your registration certificate with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
(b) SA Qualifications - Independent Practice
  1. Form 23 Independent Practice
  2. Original letter or a certified copy of completion of community service,indicating the exact dates
  3. Category of registration: Independent Practice
Registration as a Student Nutritionist
  1. Form 53
  2. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
  3. Registration fee: as indicated on the form
 
Registration as a Nutritionist
 
  1. SA Qualifications - Independent Practice
  2. Form 24 Independent Practice
  3. Category of registration: Independent Practice
Foreign Qualified Dietitians and Nutritionist
 
Guidelines to Apply to the Foreign Workforce Management Programme (Form 176 DOH FWMP)
  • All foreign qualified Dietitians and Nutritionists are required to sit for an entry examination in order to determine their registerability (refer to Committee Co-ordinator).
  • All foreign qualified Nutritionits are required to complete both forms (Form 176 NT and Form 176 NT A)
  • Please ensure that application form is compliant in terms of the check list
  • Applicants are reminded to update their contact details regularly with HPCSA. It is against the law not to update the information;
 

Quick Guidelines  click here
 
Department of Health online application system for Community Service

http://health.icsponline.dhis.dhmis.org