process of randomly selecting practitioners from the HPCSA’s database to verify
compliance has been discontinued. All registered practitioners a now be expected
to comply with the set CPD requirements on a continuous basis.
has approved that authorised facilitators and providers of CPD programmes to
submit the attendance registers directly to the HPCSA in order to update the
practitioner’s CPD profile. This has been effectively commenced for some
professional boards, as implemented on 1 February 2022, while the rest of the
CPD providers and facilitators agreed to commence their submission effectively
on 1 March 2022.
issuance of Continuous Education Unit (CEUs) certificates is no longer mandatory
requirements, as the information will be provided directly to the HPCSA by the
approved facilitators and providers of the CPD activities.
online portal will remain active in order to cater for the exceptions, that is the
activities not accredited by local providers, but recognised for CPD purposes,
for example, when submitting certificate from international provider.
health practitioners will receive a notification, at their nominated contact, of
any CPD profile updates done. Please contact the HPCSA should such notification
not be received within a week of attending the CPD activity or if the CPD
status is not updated according to activities attended.
The full document of this information can be downloaded using the button below.
Surigcom members can access all their previously stored CPD certificates from www.mycpd.co.za and use the Find my Certificate function.
2. Do I still need a physical copy of my certificates?
No, but it is recommended in case proof of attendance is required with the event organizer / facilitator.
3. When will my points be loaded?
recommends to Event Organizers and CPD Facilitators that all CPD
records should be sent and uploaded to the HPCSA immediately after an
event. Doctors should query with the HPCSA a week after the event / CPD
activity was done if the points have not been allocated.
4. How will I know that my CPD activity has been updated on my profile?
HPCSA portal will notify the doctor when the profile is updated.
Doctors can also login to the HPCSA portal to view their CPD status.
5. How do CPD (CEU) Points work?
(CEU) points are valid for 2 years after the day of completion of the
CPD activity. It is important for Doctors to note this.
6. What is a CPD Compliance Letter?
CPD Compliance Letter verifies that the doctor is compliant for a given
CPD period (2 years). Some employers and hospitals require their
doctors to submit regular CPD Compliance Letters for a specific period.
7. Where can I find my Compliance Letter?
Doctors can use the HPCSA online portal to access their compliance letter. (More info)
As an FCPSA member, who should I contact should their be a dispute on
my HPCSA portal profile or with a CPD Facilitator or if I need any
other assistance with my CPD compliance?
Members can email firstname.lastname@example.org
for assistance. Please ensure that as many details of the dispute is
provided in the email, eg Event Name, Dates, Booking Confirmations,
Event Organizers Details and/or Website of the Event and any other
details you can provide.