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


We were constituted in terms of the Regulations relating to the Constitution of the Professional Board for Emergency Care contained in Regulation No. R 1254 of 28 November 2008. The current Professional Board will hold office until June 2020.

The following professions are registered under the auspices of the Professional Board for Emergency Care, namely:
  • Basic Ambulance Assistants (BAA)
  • Ambulance Emergency Assistants (ANA)
  • Operational Emergency Care Orderly (OECO)
  • Emergency Care Assistant (ECA)
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency Care Technicians (ECT)
  • Emergency Care Practitioners (ECP)