Welcome to our CPD programme

What we offer:

  1. Peace of mind partnership
  2. Yearly CPD compliance ensured
  3. Pre-selected, self-study activities
  4. CPD activity record and archive
  5. Capture CPD certificates received from other service providers

HPCSA liaison with regards to

  1.  Registration
  2.  Fees
  3.  Personal detail: updates / changes
  4.  Statutory address check
  5. Audit assistance

How our membership works:

A Focus on Health membership is valid for a calendar year and renews automatically in January of the following year. CPD packages are sent out once a year with activities to the value of 15/30 CEU’s, which includes ethics and clinical CEU’s to make up your portfolio for the year.

Why 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. Depending on your registration every practitioner is required to accumulate 15/30 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) per twelve-month period and 2/5 of the units must be on 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 CEU’s 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.