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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


"All applications for registration of practitioners in various categories should reach the offices of HPCSA at least one month before the date of the meeting, as reflected in the meeting annual schedule. This will allow the compilation and distribution of the committee agenda 14 days before the actual date of the meeting. Further that the outcome of the meetings will be communicated to all applicants at least one calendar month after the date of the meeting. All enquiries regarding the committee resolutions will not be responded to until the approval processes have been completed".

Completing an approved course does not guarantee someone will become registered. It shows us the applicant meets our professional standards and is eligible to apply for registration. We need additional information from them in order to be able to register them.

The information provided by applicants helps us to know that:
  • they are who they say they are;
  • they meet our standards; and
  • we can contact them if we need to.

Foreign Qualified Practitioners
Please note that incomplete applications are regarded as non-compliant applications and will be returned to the sender
Checklist foreign Dentists
  • Completed Form 12;
  • Notarized Degree Certificate;
  • SAQA Certificate of evaluation;
  • Academic Transcript
  • Proof of examination results
  • Rotatory internship Certificate
  • Proof of Work Experience
  • Certificate of Good Standing;
  • Proof of registration at the registering authority currently registered with;
  • Notarized Passport/Identity Document;
  • Evaluation form 176 A DP;
  • Letter from Training Institution of evidence of work done, not a general curriculum of the institution;
  • Foreign Workforce Management Support letter
Verification of Qualifications of Foreign Dental Qualified Practitioners  
  • Form 176A-DP v3 is to be completed electronically by the Institution issuing the applicant’s degree. It is NOT to be completed by the applicant. 
  • After complying with the administrative requirements of the application, Form 176A-DPv3 will be sent to the applicant’s institution, and when returned, will be evaluated by the relevant committee of the Board. 
  • The form is to be completed by detailing the actual clinical procedures carried out by the applicant as an undergraduate. Supporting evidence of signed log books should preferably be supplied.

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Urgent Important Notice to All Foreign Qualified Medical Practitioners: 

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