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

Restoration

Dispensing Optician
Optometrist
Orthoptist
Supplementary Optical Dispenser
Supplementary Optometrist
1. Practitioners who were off the register and had been practicing outside the country in the past five (5) years or less need to provide the following in order to be restored to the register without doing board examination:

 a. Restoration Form ( Form 18)
 b. Restoration Fees and any other fees outstanding
 c. Accrue the necessary CEUs as per the CPD Guidelines
 d. A comprehensive CV
 e. A recent original Certificate of Status (Certificate of Good Standing), indicating that the applicant is in good standing, issued by the foreign registration authority where the applicant is currently registered which has been issued within the preceding three months.
 f. A letter from previous employer confirming employment. In a case where a practitioner had their own practice, an affidavit/ certified letter on a letterhead with confirmation from 1 witness is required.
 g. To provide evidence that they have been practicing during their time off the HPCSA register.


2. Practitioners who were off the register and had been practicing outside the country in the past five (5) years or more need to provide similar requirements (a) –(g) in order to be restored to the register and
 
Will be subjected to do a Board examination before they can be restored, whether they comply with CPD requirements or not.