It is a statutory requirement that all registered healthcare professionals in South Africa continually update their knowledge and skills and be able to provide evidence of such CPD activities if asked by the HPCSA in a random mandatory audit. The HPCSA audit has to be completed within 21 days of the request. A period of 6 month is then granted for non-compliant healthcare professionals to fulfil the CPD requirements. Potential consequences of non-compliance are listed on page 15 of the Continuing Professional Development Guidelines for the Healthcare Professionals, 2009
This summary serves as a general guide to members and is not necessarily up to date. Consequently, the Society advises its members to periodically check the HPCSA website for any changes to the CPD requirements and to maintain an accurate record of all CPD accredited activities throughout the year.