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guiding the professions

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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

New entry and registration requirements for Basic Ambulance Assistants (BAAs)
Since 1 January 2012 the minimum entry requirement for the BAA course is matric (grade 12). ABET level 4 is not recognized as equivalent to matric, as this qualification is on NQF level 1 – equivalent to grade 9. Furthermore, the Board recently resolved that a Notary Public must certify copies of matric (Grade 12) certificates and that the statement of results, which indicates that the candidate has successfully completed matric, may be certified by a Commissioner of Oaths.

Basic Ambulance Assistants (BAA)
No student registration required.

a) SA Qualifications
  1. Form 23 EMB duly completed by applicant and training institution, OR
  2. Form 24 EMB duly completed with original qualification certificate or a copy certified by an Attorney in his/her capacity as a Notary Public bearing the official stamp
  3. Copy of ID document with a clear photograph or birth certificate
  4. Original Matric certificate or a copy certified by an Attorney in his/her capacity as a Notary Public bearing the official stamp
  5. Registration fee and pro rata annual fee
  6. Registered in the category: Supervised Practice
Ambulance Emergency Assistants (ANA)
No student registration required.

a) SA Qualifications
  1. If the client was first registered as BAA, the BAA registration must be in order (annual fee must be paid up to date before processing ANA registration)
  2. Form 23 EMB duly completed by applicant or training institution, with original qualification certificate or a copy certified by Notary Public
  3. Certified copy of ID document with a clear photograph or Birth Certificate
  4. Registration fee and prorata annual fee
  5. Registered in the category: Independent Practice
  6. BAA registration should be deactivated
Operational Emergency Orderly (OECO)

No student registration required

a) SA Qualifications
  1. Form 23 or 24, duly completed by applicant or training institution, with original qualification certificate or a copy certified by Notary Public
  2. Original qualification or a copy certified by Notary Public
  3. Certified copy of ID document with a clear photograph or Birth Certificate
  4. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
  5. Registered in the category : Independent Practice
b) Non- SA Qualifications
  1. Non- Citizens with foreign qualifications have to complete Form 315 and submit it together with all the relevant documents specified in the application form to the board for consideration.
  2. SA Citizens with foreign qualifications have to complete Form 315A and submit it together with all the relevant documents specified in the application form to the board for consideration.
Paramedic (ANT)
a) SA Qualification
  1. If client was registered first as ANA, the ANA registration must be in order (annual fee must be paid up to date before processing the ANT registration)
  2. Form 23 EMB duly completed by applicant or training institution/Technikon, with original qualification certificate or a copy certified by Notary Public
  3. Certified copy of ID document with a clear photograph or Birth Certificate
  4. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
  5. ANA dual category should be deactivated
Student in Emergency Care  (ANT- S)
  1. Form 53 ANT-S
  2. Certified copy of ID document with a clear photograph or Birth Certificate
  3. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
Emergency Care Technician (ECT)

a) SA Qualification
  1. If client was registered first as ANA, the ANA registration must be in order (annual fee must be paid up to date before processing the ANT registration)
  2. Form 23 EMB duly completed by applicant or training institution/Technikon, with original qualification certificate or a copy certified by Notary Public
  3. Certified copy of ID document with a clear photograph or Birth Certificate
  4. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
  5. ANA dual category should be deactivated
 Student Emergency Care Technician (ECTS)
  1. Form 53 Student
  2. Certified copy of ID document with a clear photograph or Birth Certificate
  3. Student registration fee 
Emergency Care Practitioners (ECP)

a) SA Qualification
  1. If client was registered first as ANA, the ANA registration must be in order (annual fee must be paid up to date before processing the ANT registration)
  2. Form 23 EMB duly completed by applicant or training institution/Technikon, with original qualification certificate or a copy certified by Notary Public
  3. Certified copy of ID document with a clear photograph or Birth Certificate
  4. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
  5. ANA dual category should be deactivated
 Student Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPS)
  1. Form 53 Student
  2. Certified copy of ID document with a clear photograph or Birth Certificate
  3. Student registration fee 
Note:
Only foreign qualified practitioners may bring/use a certified copy of passport document.