Protecting the public and
guiding the professions


Registration with the HPCSA is a pre-requisite for professional practice and it is also a legal requirement to keep all personal details up to date at all times.


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
Registration fees are payable by persons to be registered in terms of the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974
Annual fees
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
  • Click here for 2019/20 annual fees
  • Pro-Rata Fees Click here
When are fees due?
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.

Select the professional board from the list below to obtain information relating to fees:
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 2019/20 Annual Fees  are due and payable on or before 1 April 2019.

Payment of 2019/20 Annual Fee in South Africa – Online Renewal and Payment Portal
  • Council launched an Online Renewal Portal in March 2017 to enable practitioners to renew annual fees online. We urge practitioners to use the Online Renewals Portal. Should you encounter challenges using the portal please contact the Call Centre on 012 338 9300/1 or email them the screenshot of the error message on
  • Once you have gone through the renewal process online, including making the appropriate payment, you will be able to view and/or print an electronic “QR coded” proof of payment of current annual fee renewal for 2019/20. This is official HPCSA proof that a practitioner is up to date with their annual fee payments.

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 Afric
Branch code                                 
Account no 405 003 3481
Swift code ABSAZAJJ
Payment Reference HPCSA registration no.
Proof of Payment email to
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 2019/20 Annual Fee

Should you no longer be practicing your profession due to ill health, you may be exempted from payment of the 2019 Annual Fee. A Medical Report, issued by a registered Medical Practitioner, must accompany such application, which should reach the Council’s offices before 1 April 2019.

Exemption from paying the annual fee may be granted from the year in which you turn 71, if you turn 71 before 1 April 2019, 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 1 April 2019.
Voluntary Erasure
Written application for Voluntary Erasure under Section 19(1)(c) of the Act must be received by Council on or before 31 March 2019 and 2019/20 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 2019/20 Annual fees
The non-payment or partial payment of 2019/20 Annual Fees will result in a Registered Person being suspended from the Register and the need for restoration, which attracts Penalty Fees.