The Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions.
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||Annual Fees|
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:
Annual fee payment – Annual fees are payable to the HPCSA by 1 April and are valid until 31 March of the following year.
Please note that it is the responsibility of every registered practitioner to ensure that his/her annual fee is paid by 1 April of each year.
NB: Registered health practitioners who have not paid their annual fees by 1 April of a particular year, will be erased from the register within three months of the due date of 1 April.
|ANNUAL FEE NOTICE FOR 2020/21|
|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 2020/21 Annual Fees are due and payable on or before 1 April 2020.|
|Payment of 2020/21 Annual Fee in South Africa – Online Renewal and Payment Portal|
Practitioners working in Public Service facilities please note:
Provincial government health practitioner employees
In terms of the Health Professions act, practitioners will stay responsible for the payment of any outstanding annual fees to Council.
|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 Africa|
|Account no||405 003 3481|
|Payment Reference||HPCSA registration no.|
|Proof of Payment email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 2020/21 Annual Fee|
Should you no longer be practicing your profession due to ill health, you may be exempted from payment of the 2020 Annual Fee. A Medical Report, issued by a registered Medical Practitioner, must accompany such application, which should reach the Council’s offices before 01 April 2020.
Exemption from paying the annual fee may be granted from the year in which you turn 71, if you turn 71 before 1 April 2020, 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 01 April 2020.
|Written application for Voluntary Erasure under Section 19(1)(c) of the Act must be received by Council on or before 31 March 2020 and 2020/21 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 2020/21 Annual fees|
|The non-payment or partial payment of 2020/21 Annual Fees will result in a Registered Person being suspended from the Register and the need for restoration, which attracts Penalty Fees.|
|Branch Code||63 2005|
|Account Numbers||Annual Fees: 405 00 33 481
Other moneys: 061 00 00 169
|Deposit References||Include your HPCSA registration number as reference
New registrations use your ID or passport number as a reference
|Direct & Internet Banking|
|Practitioners MUST use their 7 digit registration number and correct register (eg MP1234567) as the reference Proof of payment must be:||
|Credit Card Authorisation||To comply with ABSA Data Security, we regret to notify you that we will no longer be able to process the Credit Card Authorization Form CCF1|
|Refund form||click here|