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Registration Examination

The Registration Examination is held normally in June and October of each training year. A pass in this examination is a pre-requisite for registration. Trainees must have completed at least 45 weeks pre-registration training in an accredited pharmacy registered in Northern Ireland to be eligible to sit this examination.

The 2019 Registration Examinations will be held on:

  • Thursday 6 June 2019 – Elmwood Hall (QUB), Elmwood Mews, Belfast BT9 6BD
  • Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Society House, 73 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HL

Examination Results

The October 2018 Registration Examination results will be displayed here 12pm, Tuesday 23 October 2018.

October 2018 Examination Results

In order to access your individual result you will be required to enter your Examination Number, Surname and Date of Birth.

October 2018 Registration Examination Numbers

Rules and Regulations


The rules and regulations regarding the Registration Examination are in the Standards for Pre-registration Training. Further information is provided in the Training Manual.

Examination Rules

Examination Instructions – Closed Paper

Examination Instructions – Open Paper

Examination Format


Examination Syllabus

The Examination Syllabus is provided in the Training Manual.

Reference Sources for the Open Book Examination 2019


The following references sources are required the Open Book Examination 2019:

British National Formulary, 76th edition (September 2018 edition)
BNF for children 2018-19
Drug Tariff (Northern Ireland) April 2019 edition
The Code
Professional standards and guidance for advertising medicines and professional services
Professional standards and Guidance for Internet Pharmacy Services
Professional standards and guidance for patient confidentiality
Professional standards and guidance for patient consent
Standards and Guidance for Pharmacist Prescribing
Professional standards and guidance for the sale and supply of medicines
Professional standards and guidance on the Responsible Pharmacist Regulations
Professional Guidance on Raising Concerns

Permitted Reference Sources 2019 – Important information

Calculators with simple calculation facilities can only be used, for an example click here.  Use of calculators on mobile phones, smart phones or other similar devices is not permitted.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to have the relevant edition of these reference sources. They will not be provided.

Guidance on Annotating Reference Sources for the Registration Examination

Examination Entry Form

The 2018 Registration Examination entry form is provided in the Training Manual. It can also be downloaded by clicking the Examination Entry Form link.

Applications must be received at least six weeks before the date of the examination (i.e. by 01 May 2018 for June examinations and 01 September 2018 for October examinations).

The fee for the Registration Examination 2017 is £174.

Information for Candidates with Disabilities

If paying by debit card please complete a Debit Card Payment Form

Cheques should be made payable to Pharmaceutical Society NI.

We do not accept Cash.

What to do if you have failed the Registration Examination

If you have not passed the examination, please read the following document which will provide you with all the information you need about:

  • marking and appeals system
  • re-entry to the examination
  • preparing to sit the examination again

What to do if you have failed the Examination – June 2013.


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