EMPASA Membership

EMPASA Membership includes listing on the EMPASA website. 


All EMPASA members are issued with a certificate that has to be displayed in their practice.

The certificate has to be clearly visible and available on request for identification to patients or officials. Membership certificates are issued annually to paid-up members, with an expiry date of 31st December.

EMPASA currently has over 1500 members with valid practitioners being active, paid-up members.

Only Active Ethnomedicine Practitioners, D.Emed, Ethnopsychology Practitioners, D.Epp, and Traditional Health Practitioners, T/Dr, may issue Sick notes.             

Members are responsible for the annual renewal of membership fees. Renewal fees are due before 1st January every year, for the period 1st January – 31st December: R700 (including profile) plus R300 HEPASA fee for Ethnopsychology Practitioners. Members who fail to pay annual membership fees will be removed from the EMPASA register 14 days after the annual renewal date. Although EMPASA sends out statements on a regular basis, it is the responsibility of the member to pay the renewal fees, which could be done online by EFT or Credit card.

Dormant members, who were registered with EMPASA before new registration rules, upgrade requirements, and renewal fee was mandatory.

These members can re-apply for full membership by contacting the EMPASA office.

These members did not pay their annual fees, have outstanding documents, or have been de-registered.

  1. They are not allowed to display EMPASA Certificates
  2. They are not allowed to issue sick notes (medical certificates) under the name of EMPASA (EthnoMedical Practitioners Association of South Africa)
  3. Claim or advertise that they are members of EMPASA (Ethnomedicine Practitioners International)

Suspended, deleted, and older members are advised to contact EMPASA; only after payment of the membership fees and evaluation of the Practitioner’s current state of affairs, such as qualifications, place of practice and experience, the practitioner will be re-instated, and added to the list of active members.

Members who have been suspended/deleted and have outstanding fees may apply for a late renewal (certain penalties apply), by contacting the office:
Cell: 0829892611 (Peter Welgemoed) or support@ethnomedicinepractitioners.com
They can also phone the Centurion office: 0832664338 / 012 661 0236


There are Diagnostic Practitioners, who can diagnose, write sick notes and examine a patient.

The NON-Diagnostic Practitioners are able to advise on nutrition and lifestyle. They can not diagnose a patient or write sick notes.

Ethnomedicine Practitioner – D.Emed
Ethnopsychology Practitioner – D.EPP

Ethnomedicine Health Advisor – EHA
Ethnopsychology Health Advisor – EPA
Traditional Health Practitioner – THP (to upgrade to Ethno Health Advisor)
Ethno Massage Therapist – EMT
Student – STU
Ethnomedicine Manufacturer / Health Shop – MNF

EMPASA Registration Process

  • Initial application with EMPASA is a manual process that includes evaluation and committee approval.
  • Registration of practitioners will be done according to the field of study, training, proficiency and experience, which the executive committee controls.
  • For registration with EMPASA please Contact Us
  • Students will be offered the opportunity to register with the association as students.
  • Qualified students will be registered categorically according to their respective fields of practice.
  • After the Accreditation Committee Panel Interview and approval, registration certificates will be awarded to qualified applicants only.
  • A pro-rata invoice will be issued for initial registration.
  • HEPASA registration and Listing only applies to EthnoPsycology Practitioners on the HEPASA Website
  • Once registered as an EMPASA Member, you can register as a user on our website and set up your listing details.
  • Annual membership renewal to be done on our website.

EMPASA Website Registration

  • Only EMPASA Members can register on our website. Manufacturers, Herbal Shops and Training Centers require an additional account as well as their personal Practitioners accounts.
  • Step 1 – Create your User account: Simply click on register at the top right-hand corner of the website and register as a user on our website. You will automatically be logged in and directed to the shop page for your membership payment. Once your Membership is up to date, you can head over to your account page. 
  • Step 2 – Account Page: Go to the Account page where you will find everything in one place.
  • Step 3 – User Settings: Go to the My User Settings where you can edit your information and upload an image of yourself. 
  • Step 4 – Profile Settings: Go to the My Profile Settings where you can edit your profile. (You might need to create your profile if this is a new account). You can switch your Profile ON/OFF once you added all your information, by default it is switched off.
  • Step 5 – Articles: Go to the My Articles where you can add, edit or delete your articles. Your articles will appear on your profile page. You can switch them ON/OFF from the Profile Edit Page if you like.
  • Step 6 – Payment: If your payment is not up to date, a notification will appear on the screen. If you did pay via EFT just send us a message to manually switch on your membership. In future, all payments must be made on the website.

Registration Fees

Application / Administration  Fee (non-refundable)One-time payment with applicationR250
Accreditation Panel Interview Fee (non-refundable)One-time payment with applicationR250
EMPASA Membership Fee for DEM | DEM | EHA | EPA | THPPaid with application / Annually R200
HEPASA  Membership Fee for EPP listingPaid with application / Annually R300
Manufacturing or Health Shop Paid with application / Annually R800
EMPASA Profile Website (Optional)3rd Party Optional ServiceView Details
Subject to change **  

EMPASA Practitioners only section. Our goal is to help people in the best way possible. this is a basic principle in every case and cause for success. 

EMPASA Practitioners only section. 

New User Registration

When using your Google account email for registration, you will be able to log in with your Google account in future.

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