It is crucial for healthcare professionals to be aware of their CPD requirements in order to be fully compliant with the HPCSA guidelines.

According to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), it is every healthcare practitioner’s responsibility to improve their knowledge and skills on a regular basis.

This is the driving factor behind the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme that has been implemented by the HPCSA. CPD plays a vital role in fostering personal growth, excellence and professionalism across the entire healthcare industry, and ultimately, benefits the patients.

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How CPD Works

Healthcare professionals must accumulate a total of 60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) over each 24-month period, starting at their first year of practice.


  • 50 CEUs needs to be Clinical CPD points
  • 10 CEUs needs to be Ethical CPD points on ethics, human rights or medical law


Accumulated CEU’s (CPD points) are valid for 24-months from the date the activity took place, was completed or has ended, where after it expires.


It remains the responsibility of healthcare professionals to keep track of the validity of their CPD certificates.

Our CPD Manager can track your CPD compliance based on the certificates issued by the VDS Healthcare Professional Education Platform or manually uploaded.

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