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The Common Registration Assessment for 2020/21, in partnership with the GPhC, was originally planned to take place in June 2021.  However, due to COVID-19, the Assessment was significantly delayed to the end of July, with a resultant delay in registration to September 2021.

The Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI considered this to be an unacceptable delay to assessment and registration processes for a second year and, therefore, approved a Northern Ireland Registration Assessment to be held on Tuesday, 08 June 2021 to keep delays to an absolute minimum.

To ensure your timely entry onto the Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists (“the Register”), please refer to the information and registration instructions below.

Release of Results

The anticipated date for the release of results is Friday, 09 July 2021.  This is, of course, dependent on a number of factors including the ability of our service suppliers to meet the deadlines. Your results will be sent to the email address that you provided when you entered onto the Student Register.

Registration Process for Trainees – Pre-registration year 2020/21

The earliest date for Registration will be 21 July 2021, subject to trainees meeting the following requirements:

A trainee must have:

  • passed the June 2021 Registration Assessment;
  • completed a full 12 months of pre-registration training on or by 21 July 2021;
  • provided a NICPLD certificate evidencing successful achievement of all mandatory elements of training;
  • submitted a properly completed Registration application form, including all the required documentation, by 01 July 2021; and
  • paid the registration fee.

Registration applications will only be processed once the registration fee has been paid.  Late applications, received after the 01 July 2021 deadline, will result in delayed registration. The onus is on the trainee to ensure timely submission of all the required documentation.

If your anniversary date for completion training is after 21 July 2021

If your anniversary date for completing 12 months of pre-registration occurs after 21 July 2021, you can submit your Registration application form up to 14 days prior to your anniversary date. In such cases, provided all the required Registration requirements have been met, the Pharmaceutical Society NI anticipates that your earliest date for registration will be up to 7 days after your anniversary date.

Payment of registration fees

To ensure timely registration, you should pay the registration fee as soon as possible after submitting your Registration Application form and required paperwork (as listed above).  Please contact the Pharmaceutical Society NI on 028 90326927, select ‘Option 4 – Finance’ and a member of our Finance Team will take payment over the phone (by debit card only).  Please note that phone lines may be busy.

Checking the Register

Trainees are reminded that, before practising as a pharmacist, they must ensure that their name is listed on the online Register via the Search the Register function on our website –

If you choose not to register on completion of pre-registration training

In order to be eligible to join the Register, you must have taken no longer than eight years from the start of the MPharm degree programme to graduation and completion of pre-registration training or four years from commencement of the Overseas Pharmacist Assessment Programme (OSPAP) route (subject to limited exceptions).

If you do not wish to apply to join the Register on completion of pre-registration training, but intend to do so at a later date, you must:

  • notify the Pre-Registration Department by email –
  • remain on the Student Register;
  • pay an annual retention fee of £10.00 (see Regulation 4 of Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994). Please note that you will be invoiced annually;
  • keep your knowledge and skills up to date in preparation for joining the Register. Please note that you may be required to submit a satisfactory CPD portfolio to the Registrar prior to entry onto the Register.
Registration Pack 2021 Registration with another Regulatory Body


Information on how to register with another regulatory body can be found in the Pharmacist Registration section of the website.