APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF PERSONS WHO HOLD QUALIFICATIONS NOT PRESCRIBED FOR REGISTRATION
MEDICAL BOARD EXAMINATION
NB: An application that does not meet any of the prescribed requirements will be rejected.
Applications to write Medical Board Examinations are now open from 15 February 2018.
Foreign qualified practitioners wishing to practice their profession in South Africa may apply to the Health Professions Council. If such application meets all requirements as prescribed in the regulations regulating the registration of persons who hold qualifications not prescribed, the applicant will be invited to write the medical board examination and the earliest that applicants from this round will write the board examination is October 2018, with the practical component of the examination set for November 2018.
In terms of regulation 4 of the regulations regulating registration of persons who hold qualifications not prescribed:
“An application by any foreign qualified person for registration as a health practitioner in any of the professions registered under the Act shall be made on the prescribed application form obtainable from the professional board concerned, and shall be accompanied by -
a) a certified copy of the applicant’s identity document or passport;
b) a copy of the degree certificate or other basic qualification, certified by a notary public, and a sworn translation thereof into English; Copies of degree certificates or other basic qualification certified by a Commissioner of Oaths or Justice of Peace will not be accepted.
c) a certified copy of the official and detailed curriculum of the applicant’s course of study, the specific courses, the content of education (theory) and training (practical/clinical), and the duration and mode of examination/evaluation;
d) such verification of credentials as may be required by the board, the Medical and Dental Board recognises verifications of credentials conducted by the Education Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) confirming verification of:
d.1 medical qualification;
d.2 transcript of the qualification;
d.3 registration with a regulatory body where practitioner was practising his/her profession.
d.4 intern duty certificate issued by a regulatory body or hospital/institution where internship was conducted outside the republic of South Africa.
e) in the case of an application for registration in a profession for which internship training is a requirement, a certificate of completed training as an intern or of similar training or experience obtained elsewhere and the programme for such training;
f) in the case of an application for registration in the category of independent practice, proof of compliance with the requirements of section 25(3A) of the Act;
g) an original certificate of good standing, which shall not be more than six months old, issued by the foreign registration authority where the applicant is or was registered;
h) a letter of endorsement issued by the national Department of Health for - registration confirming the employability or placement of the applicant,
i) the prescribed board examination fee. Applicants SHOULD NOT go ahead and pay the examination fee before their application has been confirmed compliant with all requirements
|Important Notice for Dental Examination|
Kindly note that the board examination for Dental Practitioners will not be conducted in 2017 due to the phasing out of the examination format. The examaination dates and the institution to host the board examination will be confirmed. The board examination is scheduled to take place early in 2018. Further details will be communicated in due course.
|Documents to be submitted|
|Application for registration||Form 12|
|Intern Duty certificate||Form 10|
|This form should be completed and send directly to Philadephia in USA||ECFMG form|
The board examination is a single examination which consists of two parts, namely the written examination and the practical examination; should a candidate be unsuccessful in the practical board examination he/she will be required to do the whole examination (Written and Practical) in his/her next attempt. Foreign Qualified Medical Practitioners are allowed to write the board examination, not more than three attempts within two (2) years to complete the Board examination.
|Additional Information regarding Board Exams||
|For MDB Board Examination matters contact:|
|Mrs R Ndlala||(012) 338 3982||ramaselaN@hpcsa.co.za|
|Mrs M Mokau||(012) 338 9469||matshekoM@hpcsa.co.za|
|Mr N Ntloko||(012) 338 9459||nkululekoN@hpcsa.co.za|