The Regulations relating to continuing professional development, 2019 (BN:42464)  were published for implementation on 17 May 2019 in terms of section 33(1)(o) of the Pharmacy Act, 1974 (Act No. 53 of 1974), made ;Council may from time to time, by board notice, specify which categories of persons registered in terms of section 14 of the Act, are required to record their continuing professional development activities as provided for in these Regulations.


Registered persons have an obligation to promote the provision of pharmaceutical care which complies with universal norms and values, with the goal of achieving definite therapeutic outcomes for the health and quality of life of  patients, by ensuring that the general public receive maximum therapeutic benefits from medicines, medical devices and In Vitro Diagnostic medical devices (IVD).


Council is in the process of drafting the competency standards for Pharmacy support personnel (PSPs); the PSPs will only be required to comply with CPD requirements upon implementation of the competency standards. In the interim PSPs can use the CPD system to submit their CPD entries to familiarise themselves with the system and to learn to keep records of their CPD entries.

CPD Documents

Registered Persons