Hospital Play Specialists Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand Inc.

Official Documents and Forms

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The Hospital Play Specialists Registration Council (HPSRC) is a standing committee of the Hospital Play Specialists Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand (Inc.) The purpose of the HPSRC is to provide a registration programme for the hospital play specialist profession. Registration is a process by which a professional organisation or association grants recognition to an individual who has achieved competency. Once registered by the Association, a hospital play specialist is entitled to put RegHPS (Registered Hospital Play Specialist) after their name.


Hospital play specialist registration:

  • Fosters consistency in standards of practice and ethical conduct.
  • Enhances the status and credibility of the profession.
  • Validates professional knowledge and provides a sense of professional pride and achievement.
  • Provides assurance for the public that Hospital Play Specialists have achieved professional competency requirements for their profession and are maintaining their professional development.

Hospital play specialist re-registration requires professionals who are considered to be competent to maintain current knowledge and standards in the field, as well as to demonstrate a commitment to continued professional growth.


  • To establish a process for recognition of hospital play specialists who have achieved professional competencies.
  • To provide a mechanism, through re-registration, that holds individual registered hospital play specialists responsible for ethical conduct and continued professional growth and development.


Eligibility requirements, and requirements for re-registration, are established by the HPSRC and approved by the Hospital Play Specialists Association executive.



The following HPSAANZ documents are provided below: