HPCZ Professional Licensure Examinations Roadmap start 2023 First Quarter
By Saeed Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela
HEALTH Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) Senior Public Relations officer (SPRO) Terry Musonda says Professional Licensure Examinations (LEx) for new graduates, will resume in the first quarter of 2023 after extensive consultation and planning.
This implies that starting Monday, 26th December 2022, HPCZ will no longer be registering new health practitioners as they will be required to sit for both theory and practical Professional Licensure Examinations before they are licensed to practice in Zambia.
In a Thursday, 10th November, 2022 Press Statement, Mr. Musonda explained that ‘New Graduates’ include new health practitioners and those upgrading basic professional qualification from certificate to diploma or diploma to degree levels respectively.
Musonda says the HPCZ Professional Licensure Examinations will accommodate both locally and internationally trained new graduates, as possible, through evaluation conducted simultaneously in Livingstone (Southern Province), Lusaka (Lusaka Province) and Ndola (Copperbelt Province).
“A team of professional, ethical and competent members drawn from different health professional associations and other key stakeholders is being carefully selected to ensure credibility of the Examinations. The HPCZ Professional Licensure Examinations are a transparent quality assurance mechanism, aimed at assessing basic competencies and providing an opportunity for new registrable health professionals to demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills,” assured Musonda from the HPCZ Head Office at 6640 Mberere Road Olympia, Lusaka.
Musonda reiterated that the Health Professions Council of Zambia remains committed to the Promotion of Compliance in Healthcare and Training Standards.
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