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The Division Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is responsible for the accreditation of CPD activities for medical practitioners, medical scientists, physiotherapists and psychologists.

CPD activities are only accredited for HPCSA registered professionals. Target groups that include professionals regulated by other registering bodies/councils can not earn ceu’s for attending these activities.

CPD activities where the target audience include both professional and non-professional/lay persons shall not be approved and accredited. It is not acceptable that these two groups are combined in the same CPD activity. Separate CPD activities should thus be hosted for these groupings. 

CPD Office

Marina Fourie
CPD Office
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of the Free State
PO Box 339 (G16)

E: Mrs Marina Fourie

Francois Retief Building
Block A
Room 111
T: +27 51 401 3425 (office hours)
F: +27 86 513 5392


Calender for all accredited activities. e-PD for all Healthcare Professionals.




  • Physiotherapists: Scope of Practice (R2301)


  • CPD1 - Individual Activity Record.
  • CPD2A - Application for approval of CPD Activities. 
  • CPD3 - Attendance Certificate 
  • CPD7 - Evaluation of HPCSA CPD Accredited Activity 
Applications must be accompanied by:


1. Detailed Programme which includes:

  • Topic/s with a broad outline of the content/s
  • Venue
  • Date/s 
  • Start and end time of each lecture/presentation
  • Example of an attendance list
  • Example of attendance certificate
  • Example of evaluation form

2. Presenters:

  • Title, name and short CV of the presenter/s
  • Registration number with the HPCSA

3. Ethics:

  • The presentation / outline of the presentation
  • CV of the presenter/s
  • Exact date, time and venue

CPD activities on Ethics, Human Rights and Medical Law must focus on issues of patient care. Ethics talks can cover topics concerning the principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice and human dignity.

Medical Law activities should focus on the responsibilities of professionals and the rights of patients. Ethics presentations with a so-called “component” or as a part of a presentation/discussion of ethics do not qualify for ethical ceu’s.

“Ethics, Human Rights and Medical Law is an understanding of the bio-ethical principles that determine how health professionals perform research and interact with patients/clients and society and is also described in Chapter I and II of the Constitution.” (CPD Guidelines 2011).

Thus, ethical ceu’s will only be allocated for a presentation focusing specifically on either Ethics, Human Rights and Medical Law and not as a component or part of a presentation or discussion.



  • Presenters of CPD activities should inform attendees that if they did not have formal training to do certain techniques, etc. they could not perform such techniques, and
  • Presenters of CPD activities are advised to put a disclaimer of liability on their application forms. 
  • It is unacceptable for health professionals to practice outside their scope of practice. Attending a CPD activity does not mean that an attendee is fully trained to practice same.
  • CPD activities that include the training of practical skills (that are only included in the scope of one specific profession) may not be accredited for attendance by members of another profession. Multi/Inter-disciplinary activities are only allowed/accredited if it is of theoretical nature and is to the benefit of members from more than one profession.
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