Protecting the public and
guiding the professions

For the Public

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.



New Structure

Dear Practitioner/Client,

Please note that from 01 August 2018 Council will be migrating the Administrative Staff of the HPCSA from the Old Organizational Structure to the New Functional and Organizational Structure. Although it is our desire not to disrupt any services during the transitional period, there may be some delays in some of our processes. Should you experience such delays and you desire your matter to be handled or addressed speedily, send an email to:, and we'll endeavor to address or handle your matter with the urgency it requires

We apologise for any inconvenience likely to be caused during this transitional period.


From The Change Management Team.


HPCSA is aware of the POLICY GUIDELINE ON THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PRACTICE OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS IN SOUTH AFRICA and we are currently putting in place systems to handle this new category of registration. Further details on the registration process will be issued in due course.

Notice is hereby given that the annual fees are payable by persons registered in terms of the Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974) before 1 of April each year. The 2018/19 Annual Fees  are due and payable on or before 1 April 2018.

Payment of 2018/19 Annual Fee in South Africa – Online Renewal and Payment Portal
  • Council launched an Online Renewal Portal in March 2017 to enable practitioners to renew annual fees online. We urge practitioners to use the Online Renewals Portal. Should you encounter challenges using the portal please contact the Call Centre on 012 338 9300/1 or email them the screenshot of the error message on
  • Once you have gone through the renewal process online, including making the appropriate payment, you will be able to view and/or print an electronic “QR coded” proof of payment of current annual fee renewal for 2018/19. This is official HPCSA proof that a practitioner is up to date with their annual fee payments.

Payments Outside South Africa

Practitioners residing outside of South Africa who encounter problems with electronic online payments may still make payments to:

Account holder Health Professions Council of South Afric
Branch code                                 
Account no 405 003 3481
Swift code ABSAZAJJ
Payment Reference HPCSA registration no.
Proof of Payment email to
You will be able to login and view/print your current practicing card, within 48 hours after proof of payment has been submitted and received at HPCSA.

Exemptions from payment of 2018/19 Annual Fee

Should you no longer be practicing your profession due to ill health, you may be exempted from payment of the 2018 Annual Fee. A Medical Report, issued by a registered Medical Practitioner, must accompany such application, which should reach the Council’s offices before 1 April 2018.

Exemption from paying the annual fee may be granted from the year in which you turn 71, if you turn 71 before 1 April 2018, except for practitioners registered in Professional Boards for Environmental Health Practitioners, Medical Technologist, Radiography & Clinical Technology, Dietetics and Nutritionists, who may be granted exemption from the year in which you turn 66, if you turn 66 before 1 April 2018.
Voluntary Erasure
Written application for Voluntary Erasure under Section 19(1)(c) of the Act must be received by Council on or before 31 March 2018 and 2018/19 Annual Membership Fees will not be due and payable on successful finalisation of application by Council.
Allocation of monies received from Practitioner
Monies received from Practitioners will be allocated against oldest debt first. It is important that Practitioners access the Online Renewals portal to ensure that there is no other balance due and payable.
Suspension from relevant register due to non-payment of 2018/19 Annual fees
The non-payment or partial payment of 2018/19 Annual Fees will result in a Registered Person being suspended from the Register and the need for restoration, which attracts Penalty Fees.
VAT Increase
Please note that the Minister of Finance announced an increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) to 15% effective on all Invoices raised from 1 April 2018.