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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


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. 
Examination Date Time Venue
26 June 2017 08:00 Sport Complex
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)
Molotlegi Street
Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria
Written Date Practical Date Venue
23 October 2017 27 - 29 November 2017 Sefako Makgatho
Incomplete/non-compliant applications will be returned to the sender.
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
Checklist Click here
Examination Fee
R 5348.00 to be paid after approval of application and complete the Form 79 A. The banking details are as follows:
Banking Details
Account Number 061 0000 169
Branch Arcadia
Branch Code 334945
Reference Number from your approval letter
All practitioners must send the proof of payment to
There is no re-mark for the written and practical examination. Inquiries regarding the examinations should be directed to HPCSA’s administration and not to the University.

Important Notice:

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
  • The list of candidates eligible to take examinations will be sent to the examination centre. Should it happen that your name is not on the list. You will not be allowed to sit for examination.
  • Candidates are expected to be in the venue an hour before the examinations’ starting time
  • Candidates will be required to produce the following:
  • two recent passport size photographs; the first one will be requested on the date of the written examination, ;the 2nd one will be requested during the Practical examination.
  • Original ID/Passport
  • Letter from HPCSA administration stating that you are allowed to take the examination


For registration matters contact:
Name Telephone E-mail
Mrs R Ndlala (012) 338 9308
Mrs M Mokau (012) 338 9469
Mr N Ntloko (012) 338 9459