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


"All applications for registration of practitioners in various categories should reach the offices of HPCSA at least one month before the date of the meeting, as reflected in the meeting annual schedule. This will allow the compilation and distribution of the committee agenda 14 days before the actual date of the meeting. Further that the outcome of the meetings will be communicated to all applicants at least one calendar month after the date of the meeting. All enquiries regarding the committee resolutions will not be responded to until the approval processes have been completed".

Completing an approved course does not guarantee someone will become registered. It shows us the applicant meets our professional standards and is eligible to apply for registration. We need additional information from them in order to be able to register them.

The information provided by applicants helps us to know that:
  • they are who they say they are;
  • they meet our standards; and
  • we can contact them if we need to.


Urgent Important Notice to All Foreign Qualified Medical Practitioners: 

Media Statement read more

Verification of Qualifications of Foreign Medical Qualified Practitioners Read more