HPCSA requirements

The ethical practice of the health professions requires consistent and ongoing commitment to lifelong learning by all health practitioners through the process of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). CPD should address the emerging health needs and be relevant to the health priorities of the country. The document containing the updated CPD guidelines for health professions can be accessed on the HPCSA website (click here).

A health practitioner is required to engage in CPD and accumulate CEUs per twelve-month period of which a specific number of CEUs should be for ethics, human rights and health law. All CEUs are valid for a period of 24 months from the date that the activity took place/ended.

Health practitioners who are registered in two different professions or categories must meet the requirements of the boards that are applicable. Health practitioners registered in more than one category within the same professional board should accrue thirty CEUs per profession with the five CEUs for ethics, human rights and health law per twelve-month period applicable to both professions.

Practitioners may obtain their units within their own discipline, speciality or sub-speciality or within another relevant discipline, speciality or sub-speciality.

Practitioners are responsible for updating their own portfolios until their names are drawn for a compliance audit. In order to assist them in this regard, ConsultCPD issues a CEU Certificate to participants who successfully complete the programme, and also keeps record of the units earned by each participant for a period of three years after the date on which the certificate was issued.

HPCSA Accreditation

Module 3: PSB002/045/03/2019 – PSB002/050/03/2019

Module 4: PSB002/045/03/2019 – PSB002/049/03/2019

Module options and CEU’s

Prospective participants may choose from four modules in this course. (Please note: Participants must enroll for a combination of the options in order to obtain up to 30 CEU points as required by the HPCSA on a yearly basis).

TAKE NOTE – You can earn your required number of CPD points (including 5 units for ethics) (up to a maximum of 30 points) by:

a) Enrolling for Module 1 or 2 in combination with Module 4
b) Enrolling for only Module 3 (choose between General or Industrial Psychology)

Important: Please note that only a combination of modules 1 or 2 with 4, will earn the required annual units (minimum of 30 units, including 5 5 units for ethics). Module 1, 2 or 4 alone does NOT comply with the number of units required on an annual basis.

Comprehensive one-year programme –¬†Enrollment is done annually and participants are under no obligation to enroll for more than one year. All electronic articles and video material will remain available until the questionnaires have been successfully completed, or up until the closing date of Friday 29 November 2019.

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