Licensure Examination is an assessment that identifies health professionals who possess the minimum knowledge and experience necessary to perform their tasks on the job safely and competently. It is a composite examination which consists of two parts:

  • Theory
  • Practical

Candidates are required to pass both Theory and Practical examinations in order to be eligible for registration and licensing by the Health Professions Council of Zambia. These  Licensure Examinations are based on core competence courses, ethics and human rights.


Criteria for Admission to Licensure Examination(LEX)

Eligible Candidates are Health Professionals who are seeking registration with the Council on either Provisional or Temporary Registers maintained by The Council.


 Locally trained health professionals must possess:

  • A minimum qualification (Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree) in a health-related profession recognized and approved by the Council.
  • Proof of Indexing (Index Number) Click here for more information on indexing

Foreign trained health professionals must possess:

How to Apply

  • Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission to LEX
  • Obtain and duly complete application form.  Click here to download application form
  •  Payment of the Prescribed Examinations Fees
  • Submit duly completed application form to HPCZ offices
  • Obtain examination permit from HPCZ Offices


  • February 2019 (Registration is open till Friday 1st February, 2019 at 17 00 hours.)
  • Late registration will run from Monday 4th February – Friday 8th  February, 2019 at 17:00 hours.
  • Examination Scheduled  to Start on 25th February, 2019.
  •  LEX Timetable is now available click here to download
  • June/July 2019
  • October/November 2019



  • Degree Holders
1100 ZMW
2200 ZMW
  • Certificate and Diploma Holders


900 ZMW

1800 ZMW



Payment Options

The Health Professions Council of Zambia has for safety reasons implemented a “no cash on premises policy’’ therefore payment can be made in the following ways:

  • Visit ZANACO Bank and deposit the applicable fee using the Bill Muster Form
  • Visa credit/debit card payments are accepted at Health Professions Council of Zambia Head Office
  • Bank Transfer to Barclays Bank Zambia (For candidates applying from outside Zambia only)

Account Name        

Health Professions Council of Zambia

Account Number     

016 688 3911

Branch Code           

Mutaba House

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Performance of Sept/Oct 2018  LEX  in various categories: