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Registration Examination

The Registration Examination will be held on:

Tuesday 6th June 2017 – SU Snack Bar, Queen’s Students’ Union, 79-81 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NF
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 – Society House, 73 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HL.

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.

Examination Results

The Examination results will be displayed here.

In order to access your individual result you will be required to enter your Registration Examination Number, surname and date of birth.

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.

Reference Sources for the Open Book Examination 2017


The following references sources are required the Open Book Examination 2017:

British National Formulary, 72nd edition (September 2016 edition)
BNF for children 2016-17
Drug Tariff (Northern Ireland) April 2017 edition (
The Code
Pharmaceutical Society NI – Standards and Guidance Documents

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 Syllabus

The Examination Syllabus 2016 is provided in the Training Manual.

Examination Entry Form

The 2017 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 1st May 2017 for June examinations and 1st September 2017 for October examinations).

The fee for the Registration Examination 2017 is £174.

Information for Candidates with Disabilities

If paying by credit/debit card please complete a Credit-Debit Card Payment Form

We do not accept Cash.

Sample Paper

In order to help with preparation for the Registration Examination sample papers and additional multiple choice calculation questions (MCQ’s) are available through the Resource Section of your E-portfolio.

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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