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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

Examinations

Current
Board Examinations for October 2017 and other examinations to follow:
1. Applications for Psychology can be sent by email. Applications for Registered Counsellor and Psychometry should send by Post/Courier or by hand. In a case where the applicant has not graduated, the original letter or academic transcript bearing the University stamp should be submitted.
2. A copy of the Bpsych/Bpsych equivalent will only be accepted if certified by an attorney in his/her capacity as a NOTARY PUBLIC and bearing the official stamp. Copies certified only by a Commissioner of Oaths will not be accepted.
3. The examination fee is listed on the bottom of the examination page, applications received with outstanding amounts will not be considered.
4. Registered Counsellors and Psychometrist will not be permitted to write the Board Examinations without proof that they have registered as students, i.e. if the application form does not have the SRC and PMTS numbers the application will not be considered.
5. Letters will be requested from Intern psychologists applying for the examinations that will confirm if they have complied with the academic requirements.
6. A non-compliant application will be returned to the sender.
7. Students should read the questions very well and pay attention to the legislative framework. The Board does not endorse training offered by individuals in preparation for examinations.
 
Closing dates for Psychology applications to write the National board examinations for 2017:
31 August 2017 for  04 October 2017
15 December 2017 for 07 February 2018
 
Examination venues: 
Town Adress
Bloemfontein BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central
Cape Town Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard, Cnr Melborne & Coronation Roads
Durban Garden Court Umhlanga, corner Aurora & Centenary Boulevard Umhlanga
Johannesburg Emperors Palace
Polokwane Protea Hotel Marriot Polokwane Landmark
Pretoria The Premier Hotel, 573 Stanza Bopape Street (Church Street), Arcadia
Port Elizabeth Garden Court Kings Beach. La Roche Drive, Humewood


Examination fees:
Psychologists  R 2448
Psychometrists  R 1224
Registered Counsellors  R 1224
 
 
National Board Exam Application Forms:
Please note that applicants who are re-applying for the Board examination are requested to complete new application forms below:

Examination Guidelines Policy (Form 255)  View document
Application to write the national board examination for Psychology (Form 260) View document
Application to write the national board examination for Registered Counsellor (Form 225) View document
Application to write the national board examination for Psychometrist (Form 225) View document
Application for re-mark (Form 260 RM) View document
Application for re-mark: Registered Councellor/Psychometrist (Form 225-RM) View document
Psychometrists and Registered Counsellors registered under category supervised practice are required to submit a letter of request with the proof of payment to the board.  
 
Study Materials:
Registered Counsellor
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Psychometrists
Training and exam guidelines for Psychometrists (Form 94) - Only for Psychometrists View Document 
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Educational Psychology
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document 
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Clinical Psychology
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Exam syllabus for clinical, counselling and educational psychologists (Form 284) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Counselling Psychology
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Exam syllabus for clinical, counselling and educational psychologists (Form 284) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Industrial Psychology
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
Research Psychology
List of classified tests (Form 207) View Document 
Generic ethical rules and annexure 12 View Document 
Policy on the classification of psychometric measuring devices, instruments, methods and techniques (Form 208) View Document 
Revised policy on undesirable business practice (Form 286) View Document 
Mental Health Act View Document 
Child Justice Act View Document 
Basic Condition of Employment Act View Document 
Children's Act View Document 
Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 View Document
Examination Policy (Form 255) View document
Health Professions Act View Document
HPCSA good practice guide (HIV) View Document 
National Health Act View Document 
Scope of Profession View Document 
 
Additional Information Regarding Board Exams
  • The list of candidates eligible to take examinations will be sent to examination centres as per preferred venue by candidates. Should it happen that your name is not on the list, you will not be allowed to sit for examinations in that venue;
  • Candidates are expected to be in the venue 15 minutes before the examinations starting time;
  • Candidates will be required to produce the following:
    1. Original ID, and
    2. Letter from HPCSA administration stating that you are allowed to take examinations.
 
 
Psychology Board Examination : 04 October 2017
Statistics for Candidates Performance View document