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

"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.

The following are the application forms you need to complete for registration in Medicine and Dentistry:

Students (Medicine and Dental)
Application for registration as a Student (Form 53 MDB) View document
Visiting Students
Visiting Student (Form 8) View document
Interns (Medicine)
Intern in Medicine (Form 23 MDB IN) View document
Interns (upon completion : Medicine and Dental)
Internship in Medicine and Dental (Form 12A) View document
Community Service (Medical)
Medical Practitioner in Public Service (Form 11A) View document
Intern Duty Certificate (Form 10A) View document
Community Service (Dental)
Dentist in Public Service (Form 14A) View document
Community Service (upon completion: Medicine and Dental)
General Practitioner in Independent Practice (Form 11B) View document
Independent Practise (Form 11) View document
Certificate in Community Service Completion (Form 27) View document
Community Service (upon completion : Medicine and Dental)
Upon completion of Internship in Medicine and Dental (Form 12A) View document
Family Physicians
Family Physician Against the name Medical Practitioner (Form 148) View document
Certificate relating to Education and Training in Family Medicine (Form 57 Fam Med) View document
Specialists (Medical)
Specialist or Sub-specialist (Form 21) View document
Form 21.1 MDB -  Application for registration as a Specialist in terms of board notice 230 of 2015 View document
Certificate relating to education and training in speciality (Form 57 MED) View document
Certificate relating to training for specialists who commenced specialists training after 1 January 2011 (Form 57 MED) View document
Specialists (Dental)
Registration of Foreign Qualified (Dental Specialist)
Specialist or Sub-specialist (Form 21) View document
Certificate relating to education and training in specialities (Form 57 DENT) View document
Sub - Specialists (Medicine)
Specialist or Sub-specialist (Form 21) View document
Certificate relating to education and training in speciality (Form 57 MED) View document
Foreign practitioners
Application Form and Guidelines (Form 176 MDB) View document
Application Form and Guidelines: Specialists (Form 176 Specialist) View document
Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (Form 176 MDB ECFMG) View document
Guidelines for Registration of foreign qualified Dental Practitioners and Dental Specialists (Form 176 - DP) View Document
Application to Foreign Workforce Management Programme of the National Department of Health for letter of Employment (Form 176 DOH) View document
Application to sit for the Board Examination (Form 79A) View document
Application for Assessment to sit for the University Examination (Form 79) View document
Additional Qualifications
Additional Qualifications (Form 19) View document
As a Registrar / Subspeciality Trainee (Form 9) View document

Medical Science

Students
Application for registration as a student (Form 53 MS) View document
Interns
Application for Intern Training : Genetic Counsellor (Form 26 GCIN) Download form
Application for Intern Training : Medical Physicist (Form 26 PHIN) Download form
Application for Intern Training : Medical Biological Scientist (Form 26 MSIN) Download form
Certificate of Intern Training
Intern Training Certificate : Genetic Counsellor (Form 36 GC) View document
Intern Training Certificate : Medical Physicist (Form 36 PH) View document
Intern Training Certificate : Medical Biological Scientist (Form 36 MS) View document
Medical Scientists
Registration form : Genetic Counsellor (Form 24 GC) Download form
Registration form : Medical Physicist (Form 24 PH) Download form
Registration form : Medical Biological Scientist (Form 24 MS) Download form

Urgent Important Notice to All Foreign Qualified Medical Practitioners: 

Media Statement read more

Verification of Qualifications of Foreign Medical Qualified Practitioners Read more
 
 
Foreign Qualified practitioners – postgraduate training (supernumerary training)

By virtue of your registration in terms of Regulation 2(4) of Government Notice R1203 of 28 November 2000 promulgated in terms of the Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act No 56 of 1974) you may only engage in postgraduate study and/or research in medicine or dentistry in South Africa as the holder of an appointment which is of a temporary and supernumerary nature as part of your contract with the University or institution as indicated on your registration certificate.

Please note that your registration in terms of regulation 2(4) is for the appointment in a supernumerary post for a period of twelve months only.  This period could be extended upon application and with full motivation from the Dean of the Faculty or Head of the institution for further periods of not more than twelve months per application to a maximum of five years. An application for the extension of your registration should be submitted at least three months prior to the expiry date.

It should further be noted that you may not be appointed in a registrar post and the education and training will not be recognized for registration as a specialist in South Africa.