How to register for Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa

How to Register   for Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa.

The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) is a statutory health body established in terms of the Allied Health Professions Act, 63 of 1982 (the Act) in order to control all allied or complementary health professions, which includes Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Phytotherapy, Reflexology, Therapeutic Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Reflexology and Unani-Tibb.

 

General requirements for all applications

  • Graduates that do not register within six months of graduating will be required to undergo a competency assessment to ensure that skills have not been lost due to a delay in registering.
  • Completed official application form together with the applicable application fee and all supporting documentation as requested on the application form not specifically mentioned below as additional requirements;
  • Copy of South African identity document (excluding drivers licence);
  • All documents must be certified and Council holds the right to call for all original documents in terms of Section 15 of the Allied Health Professions Act 63 of 1982 as amended;
  • All applications must be submitted directly to Council House and not via a third person;
  • Only the application fee as stated on the application form is payable and must be paid directly to the Council;
  • Current Level One First Aid Certificate; and
  • If approved for registration, the applicant will be required to successfully complete the Council approved bioethics and jurisprudence assessment, which assessment will be managed by the AromaSA and Council Administration.

Application procedure

Only once all the documents and details as set out above have been received from an applicant, will the application be submitted to the Professional Board, which will review the application taking into consideration the subject requirements as stated in Regulation No.127 of 12 February 2001

Qualifications required for registration in diagnostic allied health professions:

Chiropractic and Homeopathy: Five year full time Masters Degree as currently offered at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and Durban University of Technology (DUT).
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Phytotherapy and Unani-Tibb: Three year Basic Medical Sciences with a two year specialisation in one of the above as currently offered at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).
There are currently no accredited courses available in South Africa for Ayurveda and Osteopathy.

Qualifications required for registration in Therapeutic professions:

Therapeutic Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Massage Therapy and Therapeutic Reflexology are 240 credit qualifications currently available at various accredited private providers, as listed under our Education page.

Applicants with foreign qualifications

  • Graduates that do not register within six months of graduating will be required to undergo a competency assessment to ensure that skills have not been lost due to a delay in registering.
  • Certified copy of qualification;
  • South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), original Certificate of Evaluation, stating that the applicant’s qualification/s in the profession applying for is/are at least equivalent to the prescribed South Africa qualification;
  • Copy of complete academic record for full duration of studies;
  • Any documents submitted that are not in English must include a sworn translation of the content of the document in English;
  • Copy of Passport together with a valid work permit that entitles the person to practise the profession applying for in South Africa either under the terms and conditions of employment or in private practice; (In the event of a person not being able to obtain a work permit prior to registration, the Council will provide a letter for such purpose should the applicant meet all the requirements for registration);
  • Administration will conduct the relevant confirmatory check in respect of work permits with the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Proof that the qualification allows the applicant to practise the profession in the country where the qualification was obtained;
  • Proof of registration with the relevant statutory body in country of origin;
  • Original letter of good standing from the original relevant registering statutory body, which letter must state that the applicant does not have any pending disciplinary proceedings against him/her, or been sanctioned in terms of any disciplinary proceedings. The letter of good standing shall not be older than three (3) months;
  • Police Clearance Certificate;
  • Current Level 1 First Aid Certificate;
  • Should the qualification be older than five (5) years the applicant must provide a brief curriculum vitae, in order to establish whether the applicant has been practising the profession and thereby has kept up to date with the practice and the profession; and
  • The applicant may be required to do a competency assessment at an educational institution.
  • If approved for registration, the applicant will be required to successfully complete the Council approved bioethics and jurisprudence assessment, which assessment will be managed by AromaSA and Council Admi

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