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

Professions within the Board
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Biokinetics
 

PT
Physiotherapists
CH
Podiatry
BK
Biokineticists
SPT Supplementary Physiotherapists
SCH Supplementary Podiatrists
SBK Supplementary Biokineticists
PTA Assistant Physiotherapists
MA Masseurs
RM Remedial Gymnasts
 
 
 
 PHYSIOTHERAPHY
 
Registration of Student–Physiotherapists (PT-S)
  1. First registration as a Student
    1. Form 53 duly completed
    2. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
    3. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
  2. Re-registration after interruption of studies for one year or more
    1. Original certificate of registration as student
    2. Certificate of resumption of study issued by University
    3. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
  3. Re-registration after interruption of studies for less than one year
    1. Form 41
    2. Certificate of resumption of study issued by University.
Registration of Physiotherapists (PT)
  1. SA Qualifications (Community Service)
    1. Form 23 (Community Service)
    2. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
    3. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
    4. A copy of your registration certificate with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
    5. Register in the category: Public Service : Community Service.
  2. Independent Practice
    1. Form 23
    2. Copy of letter from institution confirming completion of 12 months Community Service.
  3. Foreign Qualifications
  4. All foreign qualified Physiotherapists are required to sit for an examination conducted by the Board, twice per year
  5. Form 49 PT
  6. Form 176 DOH
  7. Certificate of Status, issued by foreign registration authority
  8. Original certificate of Qualifications or copy thereof certified by Notary Public
  9. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
  10. Physiotherapy – Assistants (PTA)
    1. Forms 23 / 24
    2. Certificate from educational institution (approved by Board Manager)
    3. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
    4. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
    5. Register in the category: Supervised Practice
  11. Physiotherapy Assistant Students (PTA-S)
    1. Form 53
    2. Certified copy of ID document
    3. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
PODIATRISTS
Registration of Student–Podiatrists (CH-S)
  1. First Registration as Student
    1. Form 53 duly completed
    2. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
    3. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
  2. Re-registration after interruption of studies for one year or more
    1. Original certificate of registration as student.
    2. Certificate issued by Technikon indicating date of enrolment and year of study
    3. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
  3. Re-registration after interruption of studies for less than one year
    Certificate issued by Technikon indicating date of enrolment and year of study.
Registration of Podiatrists (CH)
  1. SA Qualification
    1. Form 23 or 24 and original National Diploma or a copy certified by a Notary Public
    2. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
    3. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
    4. A copy of your registration certificate with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
    5. Register in the category: Independent Practice
  2. Foreign Qualifications
    1. Form 176 (refer to Board Manager for submission of the application to the Professional Board)
    2. Form 24
    3. Original qualification or a copy certified by a Notary Public
    4. Detailed information on the nature and content of the education and training, issued by the institution
    5. Certificate of Status, issued by foreign registration authority
 
 
BIOKINETICS

Registration as Student Biokineticist (BK-S)
  1. Form 87
  2. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
  3. Registration fee: as indicated in the form


Registration as Biokineticist (BK)
  1. Form 23 or 24 and original Honors Degree certificate or a copy certifiedby a Notary Public
  2. Internship recommendation completed by SA Association for Biokinetics
  3. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
  4. Register in the category: Independent Practice
  5. Registration fee: as indicated in the form


Registration as an Intern Biokineticist
  1. Form 87 BKS
  2. Certified copy of ID document
  3. Letter from the training institution (Biokinetic Practice) confirming training of a minimum period of one year.
  4. Registration fee: as indicated in the form


Foreign Registration
  1. All foreign qualified Biokinetics are required to sit an entry examination presented by the SA Association for Biokinetics.
  2. Refer to Board Manager for submission of the application to the Professional Board
Registration of Biokineticist Student Interns (BK-S Intern)
  • These applicants are only registering in their fourth year of internship with Council and the Association.
  • The application form must be duly completed and returned to Council with the registration fee, as indicated in the form (no penalties) and returned to Council with a certified coy of ID, Notarised copy of Honours degree and form 170 duly completed for the Internship.
 
 

Additional Qualification
Form 19 - Additional Qualification Download form
Application for registration
Form 23 - Application for registration Download form
Form 24 - Application for Registration Download form
Form 24 BK - Phyisiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics Download form
Community Service
Form 23 - To perform Community Service Download form
Form 27 - (Generic) Completion of Community Service Download form
Foreign Qualification 
Form 176 DOH - Letter of endorsement by the Foreign Workforce Management Programme Download form
Independent Registration
Form 27 - Certificate of Completion of Community Service Download form
Intern Registration
Form 26 BKIN - Biokineticist Intern Download form
Restoration
Form 18 - Application for restoration of name to the register Download form
Form 18 PPB - Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics only Download form
 
Students
Form 53 BKS - Biokinteticist in Training Download form
Form 53 - All Students excluding MDB, DOH & EMB Download form