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

Education & Training


All information regarding the various aspects of education and training for psychology and related fields will be available in this section. Be sure to check in on a regular basis, as information will be constantly updated.

In terms of section 16 of the Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act 56 of 1974), we are mandated to set the minimum standards of education and training for registration to ensure that the interests of the public are protected. We are the Standard Generating Body (SGB) for Psychology. 
  • Click here to view a list of accredited Universities 
  • Click here to view a list accredited institutions for internship (form 77) 
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
We are a statutory body and therefore, not involved in the recognition of prior learning. Recognition of prior learning falls within the jurisdiction of educational institutions.

Criteria for training and accreditation of institutions (Form 103) View document 
Information for institutions which wish to apply for recognition for training of Intern Research Psychologist (Form 107) View document
Application for recognition for training of Intern Counseling Psychologists (Form 105) View document
Requirement in respect of internship programmes in Industrial Psychology (Form 218 ) View document
Information to be included in internship training programmes in Education Psychology (Form 242 ) View document
Criteria for training and for accreditation of institutions offering training of intern Clinical Psychology (Form 104 ) View document
Checklist for tailord Counselling internship programmes View document
Checklist for tailored Educational internship programmes  View document
Checklist for tailored Industrial internship programmes  View document
Checklist for tailored Research internship programmes View document