February 23, 2024
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ABOUT HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA

The Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) is a statutory regulatory body established under the Health Professions Act No. 24 of 2009 of the Laws of Zambia

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our legal mandate

We regulate the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to Registration, Accreditation, Health Facilities Licensing, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

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REGISTRATION

Registration with the Health Professions Council of Zambia is a requirement for professional practice and it is also legal to keep all personal details and practice licenses up to date at all times.

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THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA

The government of the Republic of Zambia, through the Ministry of Health (MoH) spearheads the provision of health services in Zambia. It is the major provider of healthcare services to the general public. With the introduction of the Health Professions Act, the Council has been given the mandate to register and regulate all Health Facilities in Zambia, both public and private and Training Institutions teaching health sciences.

The Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) is a statutory regulatory body established under the Health Professions Act No. 24 of 2009 of the Laws of Zambia. The functions of HPCZ as enshrined in the Act are as follows;

  • Registration of health practitioners and regulation of their professional conduct (except for nurses who are registered and regulated under another Act);
  • Licensing and regulation of all health facilities;
  • Accreditation of healthcare services provided by health facilities; and the
  • Recognition and approval of training programmes for health practitioners.

LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES FOR LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS FEBRUARY-MARCH 2024

The list is hereby published and the candidates are advised to carefully note the following:

  • Error Resolution  Process- In case you identify any discrepancies in your details, you are advised to promptly email your queries to examinations@hpcz.org.zm for swift resolution. Please Do Not send to any other HPCZ email address, all LEX queries MUST be emailed to examinations@hpcz.org.zm, failure to comply with this will result in your query not being attended to.
  • Examination Centre Clarification: The examination centre indicated on the list denotes the City where candidates will sit the theory component of the examination. For precise venue details, candidates are advised to refer to the timetable which will be provided. However, it is imperative to note that there will be no practical examinations conducted in Ndola for the following categories of  candidates:
  • Nutritionists
  • Nutrition Technologists
  • Advanced Paramedical Anaesthesia
  • Clinical Anaesthesia Officers
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Clinical Technologists
  • Mental Health and Clinical Psychiatry Officers
  • Clinical Ophthalmic Officers
  • Emergency Care Officers
  • Optometry Technologists



THE TIMETABLES FOR THE LICENSURE EXAMS HAS BEEN UPLOADED

You can download the practical and theory timetables by clicking the buttons below.


Call for Applications to Sit for the February-March 2024 Health Professions Council of Zambia Licensure Examinations

Examination Details: The Theory Examinations are scheduled to run from 26th to 1st March 2024, followed by the Practical Examinations from 4th to 15th March 2024.

Location: The Examinations will be conducted exclusively in Lusaka and Ndola. Please be informed that there will be no examinations held in Livingstone. Candidates are required to select either Ndola or Lusaka as their preferred examination center.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible to apply for the licensure examination, candidates must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Possess a health-related training qualification registrable by the Council from a recognized training institution.
  • Hold a valid passport or National Registration Card.
  • If trained abroad, the applicant must possess a Zambia Qualification Authority (ZAQA) recognition certificate.
  • Must possess an indexing number issued by the Health Professions Council of Zambia.

Application Process:

  • Complete the application form available on our official website: hpcz.org.zm or obtain it from any of our offices in Lusaka, Ndola, Livingstone, and Kasama.
  • Pay the examination fee based on the category:
  • Zambian: Diploma/Certificate – ZMW 1,100.00; Degree – ZMW 1,500.00
  • Non-Zambian: Diploma/Certificate – ZMW 2,200.00; Degree – ZMW 3,000.00
  • Email the scanned application to examinations@hpcz.org.zm or submit the physical application at any of our offices in Lusaka, Ndola, Livingstone, and Kasama.

Important Note: All applications must be submitted by 9th February 2024. No extensions will be granted.

For more information or assistance, please contact us at 0770023624 or 0972660669.

LANDMARK COURT OF APPEAL JUDGEMENT ON THE SUPREMACY OF PATIENTS’ RIGHTS IN ZAMBIA- BRENDA KACHASU V THE LATE DR. FRANCIS MANDA & ATTORNEY GENERAL

4th September, 2023

Read the landmark judgement from the Court of Appeal on the absolute necessity of all Medical Professionals in Zambia to respect the supremacy of patients’ rights.

The Court Judgement speaks into the Health Professions Council of Zambia Guidelines for Good Practice in the Health Care Profession- Obtaining Patients’ Informed Consent: Ethical Considerations, 2016.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD!

RENEWAL AND DOWNLOADING OF PRACTICING CERTIFICATES ONLINE TO ALL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS ON GOVERNMENT PMEC SYSTEM(ZAMBIANS AND NON-ZAMBIANS)

HPCZ would like to inform all Health Practitioners (Zambians and Non-Zambians) on the Government Payroll Management Establishment and Control (PMEC) System, that online renewal services is strictly for renewing, downloading and printing of practicing licences.

The link  to instructions and  manual on how to download the practicing certificate is found here.

Click here to download the  Instructions.

NOTICE TO ALL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS, HEALTH FACILITY MANAGERS, TRAINING INSTITUTIONS, STAKEHOLDERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC ON THE SUSPENSION OF FACE-TO-FACE INTERACTION WHEN CONDUCTING BUSINESS WITH THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA

The Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) is hereby informing all health practitioners, health facilities, training institutions, stakeholders and the general public that face-to face interaction with HPCZ staff at ALL its offices, when conducting all manner of business has with immediate effect from Monday 11th January 2021, been temporarily suspended until further notice. This measure has been inevitably necessitated in the wake of escalating second wave of Covid-19 cases as shared by the Ministry of Health (MoH) whose guidelines require action such as this one to curb the spread of the pandemic.
To this effect, business with the Council shall be conducted through the provided contact details as stated. Find provided below contact mobile phones, Electronic mails (E-mails), online web portal, social media platforms, website and contact staff for the provision of various necessary services:

Click here to download the full notice with contact details