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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.


CPD is a legal requirement in terms of section 26 of HPCSA Act 56 of 1974, wherein evidence of skills, knowledge and experience that practitioner gain both formally and informally, this being beyond any initial training, is documented and tracked to inform the DOH. The primary purpose of CPD is to ensure that all practitioners maintain and improve their professional knowledge, skills and performance for improved patient/client and health systems outcomes. As previously reported, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has introduced several changes to the programme, as such it is important that the practitioners ensures that they are updated on the progress of own compliance by checking on CPD portal. Click here to access the CPD Portal.
The amendments to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme of the Health Professions Council of South Africa
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has amended aspects of its policy on Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme, below are the amendments: -
The process of randomly selecting practitioners from the HPCSA’s database to verify compliance has been discontinued. All registered practitioners a now be expected to comply with the set CPD requirements on a continuous basis >>> read more
CPD Guidelines View document
Frequently Asked Questions
CPD FAQ's View document
Application for recognition as an Accreditor - Form 4 View document
Approved Accreditation Fees View document
Criteria guidelines for accreditors View document


For Practitioners
CPD Manual View document
Health Practitioner's Individual CPD Activity Record   Form CPD 1 
Feedback Form - Evaluation of HPCSA CPD Accredited Activity   Form CPD 7
Application for Recognition as an Accreditor of CPD Activities  Form CPD 4
For Accreditors/Accredited CPService Providers
Application for Approval of CPD Activities  Form CPD 2A
Application by Institutions or Associations for Accredited Service Provider Status  Form CPD 2
Certificate of CPD Attendance  Form CPD 3
Annual Report Form
Professional Boards
Process Flow: New Application and Re-application for Accreditor Status  Form CPD 8
Checklist for Accreditors & Accredited Service Providers  Form CPD 11


Service Providers

Activity Programme and Presenter CV's - Form CPD 2-A View document
Application as an accredited Service Provider - Form CPD 2 View document
Attendance Certificate - Form CPD 3 View document
Criteria and Guidelines for Service Providers View document


Approved Accreditors

Professional Boards  
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