FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


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 (CPD) programme. Every practitioner is required to accumulate 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per twelve-month period and five 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 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.

Your CEUs will expire 24 months (2 years) after successful completion of your test.

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  • On the Dashboard page, click on Tests
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Yes, after successful completion of any of our tests your CEUs will automatically be recorded.

We made it easy for you. Go to the Dashboard page and you now have different options to see your valid CEUs:

  • The CEU meter will instantly show your valid accumulated CEUs
  • The top left block named “Current CEUs” will show your valid CEUs
  • You can click on “View Details” in any of the blocks which will give you a detailed description of your CEUs
  • You can also click on the Certificates menu to see a detailed description of your CEUs

On the Dashboard page, the second top left block named “CEUs Expire This Month” will show if any of your CEUs will expire this month. You can click on “View Details” for a detailed description.