As an autonomous body the HPCSA receives no grants or subsidies from government or any other source. It is totally funded by the fees it receives from registered persons representing the professions under its jurisdiction. Each Professional Board, however, administers its own budget in a transparent manner from the funds allocated by the HPCSA, based on fees paid by various professions to Council. Such fees are not necessarily uniform but depend on the actual cost of running the Board; on the levy paid by the Professional Boards to Council towards a stabilisation fund from which Council can allocate money in contingency circumstances, and on the cost of the running of the HPCSA.
Registration fees are payable by persons to be registered in terms of the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974
The annual fee paid by health care professionals is used to cover the costs of:
Running the Professional Board under the jurisdiction of Council as well as the HPCSA and its structures
Administering the professions registered with the HPCSA in terms of registration, maintaining of standards of education and training as well as the maintaining of fair standards of professional practice