Hpcsa CPD

Healthcare practitioners have a responsibility to continually update their professional knowledge and skills for the end benefit of the patient or client. To this end the HPCSA has implemented a Continuing Professional Development programme.

Practitioners are required to accumulate Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per twelve-month period; including the ethics, human rights and medical law.

Each CEU will be valid for 24 months from the date on which the activity took place (or ended, in the event of post-graduate studies) after which it would lapse. This means that practitioners should aim to accumulate a balance of 60 CEUs by the end of their second year of practise, and thereafter top-up the balance through additional CPD as each 24 –month validity period expires. 

Mandatory random audits are conducted to ensure compliancy. Once a practitioner’s name has been selected, they are required to submit a CPD portfolio to Council within 21 days. Non-compliant practitioners will be given six months in order to comply. After the period of 6 months a practitioner will again be audited and if there is still non-compliance, the Professional Board will consider appropriate action. Practitioners are only required to submit their CPD portfolios when their names are drawn from a random sample audit and when requested to submit their completed form CPD 1 IAR with accompanying proof of CPD activities undertaken.  


CPD GuidelinesView document

Frequently Asked Questions

CPD FAQ’sView document


Application for recognition as an Accreditor – Form 4View document
Approved Accreditation FeesView document
Criteria guidelines for accreditorsView document


For Practitioners
CPD ManualView 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 ReportForm
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-AView document
Application as an accredited Service Provider – Form CPD 2View document
Attendance Certificate – Form CPD 3View document
Criteria and Guidelines for Service ProvidersView document

Approved Accreditors

Professional Boards 
Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy & Oral Hygiene View document
Dietetics and NutritionView document
Emergency CareView document
Environmental HealthView document
Medical, Dental and Medical ScienceView document
Medical TechnologyView document
Occupational Therapy & Medical Orthotics, Prosthetics and Arts TherapyView document
Optometry & Dispensing OpticiansView document
Physiotherapy, Podiatry and BiokineticsView document
PsychologyView document
Radiography & Clinical TechnologyView document
Speech, Language and HearingView document