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CPD Information


It is important that your CPD portfolio record is kept up-to-date and that it complies with the:

  1. recording format 2017 and the
  2.  CPD cycle evaluation criteria 2017 for assessment

as laid down by the Pharmaceutical Society NI.

Submission of your CPD portfolio record must be before the 31 May deadline.

For further information please contact the Post-Registration Lead at Society House or via email at:

CPD Non-compliance



The purpose of CPD is to ensure that you remain competent to perform your professional role and responsibilities in an ever-changing environment.

The Pharmaceutical Society NI will provide support to help you comply with your CPD requirements.  The Pharmacy Forum can be contacted for general advice and also to arrange facilitation support. The facilitator team is available to provide feedback on individual CPD cycles should you require this.

With the enactment of new legislation in June 2013, non-compliance with the CPD requirements of the Pharmaceutical Society NI will pose a risk to your registration status.


Deferrals, Exemptions or Partial submissions


Extenuating Circumstances

On 1 June 2013, Continuing Professional Development became a statutory legal requirement of continued registration with the Pharmaceutical Society NI.

In extenuating circumstances, the Pharmaceutical Society NI has the power to waive a registrant’s CPD requirements.

Any request for a deferral, exemption or a partial submission will be considered through an application process for ‘Extenuating Circumstances’.  Each application will be considered on its merits. Early application will expedite this process.

For further guidance and explanation, refer to section 6  of the CPD Framework Composite Document April 2014. Please note: It is very important that you read over this document prior to applying for extenuating circumstances.

For maternity information please note:

  • If you return to work prior to and including 1 December in a CPD year, beginning on 1 June,  you will be required to submit 30 hours of CPD by the submission deadline.
  • If you return to work between 2 December and up to 31 May, you are eligible to apply for a partial CPD submission of 15 hours using the EC form.
  • If you are on maternity leave over the submission deadline, you are eligible to apply for a CPD exemption.

To apply for extenuating circumstances, please complete the Extenuating Circumstances Form Sept 2017 and return with supporting evidence to:

Post Registration Lead
Pharmaceutical Society NI
73 University Street


CPD frequently asked questions


By clicking on the following link you will be able to access a series of Frequently Asked Questions CPD regarding CPD. Should you have any further questions, please contact the Post-Registration Lead at Society House, at 028 9032 6927.


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