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

Speech, Language & Hearing Professions
  • Speech Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Hearing Aid Acoustics
  • Audiometricians
Different Registers
CODECATEGORY
STA Speech Therapist and Audiologist
SSTA Supplementary Speech Therapist and Audiologist
ST Speech Therapist
AU Audiologist

 
Requirements for Registration of Student - Speech Therapist and Audilogists
  1. First registration as Student
    1. Must register with four months of registering with an accredited university in South Africa;
    2. Original duly completed form 53
    3. Clear copy of ID document
    4. Registration fee: R186.00 (penalty fee of R85.00 per month in respect of each month or part of month which application is submitted later than four months after date of registration at University).
  2. Re-registration after interruption of studies for year or more
    1. Original certificate of registration as student
    2. Certificate of resumption of study issued by University
    3. Registration fee: R101
  3. Re-registration after interruption of studies for less than one year
  4. Certificate of resumption of studies issued by the University
Registration of Speech Therapists and Audiologists
  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 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. Certificate of resumption of studies, issued by the University
Registration of Speech Therapists and Audiologists
  1. SA Qualifications
    1. Original Form 23 Community Service duly completed
    2. Copy of ID document or passport
    3. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
    4. Registration fee: R560.00 plus pro rata annual fee
    5. A copy of your registration certificate with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
  2. Foreign Qualifications
    1. All foreign qualified Speech Therapist are required to sit for an entry
    2. examination in order to determine their registrability
    3. Refer to Board Manager of the Professional Board
    4. Original qualification or a copy certified by a Notary Public
    5. Copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
    6. SAQA evaluation
    7. Registration fee: R560.00 plus pro rata annual fee
    8. Recent original Certificate of Good Status issued by regulatory authority
  3. Foreign Registration
    1. Guidelines for registration (Form 176 SLH
    2. Application Form (Form 176 DoH)
    3. Compliance checklist click here
 
Requirements for reegistration of Speech and Hearing Community Workers
 
  1. Original duly completed application Form 23 / 24
  2. Original Diploma in Speech and Hearing Therapy (Community work), University of the Witwatersrand or a copy certified by a Notary Public Attorney
  3. Copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
  4. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
  5. A copy of your registration certificate with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
Registration of Audiometritians (AU)
 
  1. Form 23 / 24
  2. Original qualification or a copy thereof certified by a Notary Public
  3. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
  4. Registration fee: R560.00 plus pro rata annual fee
  5. A copy of your registration certificate with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
Registration of Speech and Hearing Correctionists
 
  1. Form 23 / 24
  2. Original Diploma in Remedial Education (Speech and Hearing impaired), University of Cape Town or a copy certified by a Notary Public
  3. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
  4. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
  5. A copy of your registration certificate with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
Registration of Hearing Aid Acousticians (GAK) 
 
 
  1. Form 23 / 24
  2. Original Diploma in Hearing Aid Acousticians – from University of Pretoria or a copy certified by a Notary public
  3. Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph
  4. Registration fee: as indicated in the form
 
Registration of Speech Therapists and Audiologists
 
  • The Professional Board for Speech Therapy and Audiology resolved that professionals who are already registered as a Speech Therapists and Audiologist may apply to be registered as either a Speech Therapist OR Audiologist. The application form must be duly completed (form23 / 24) and be submitted with the registration fee, as indicated in the form, to the Board Manager for Speech Therapy and Audiology for recommendation and approval
  • The application will then be referred to Registrations to be captured. The annual fee payment of the applicant must be in order as a Speech Therapist and Audiologist before he/she can be registered in the new register (ST or AU).