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 2018 Registration Examinations will be held on:
Tuesday 12th June 2018 – SU Snack Bar, Queen’s Students’ Union, 79-81 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NF
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 – Society House, 73 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HL.
The Registration Examination results will be displayed here.
In order to access your individual result you will be required to enter your Examination Number, Surname and Date of Birth.
The rules and regulations regarding the Registration Examination are in the Standards for Pre-registration Training. Further information is provided in the Training Manual.
The Examination Syllabus is provided in the Training Manual.
The following references sources are required the Open Book Examination 2018:
British National Formulary, 74th edition (September 2017 edition)
BNF for children 2017-18
Drug Tariff (Northern Ireland) April 2018 edition
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 2018 – 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.
Please note: Permitted reference sources for 2019 will be updated in due course.
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.
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.
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