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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 June 2019 Registration Examination results will be available on Friday 28 June 2019 at 10am.

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



Examination Rules and Instructions Examination Procedures


Further information is provided in Chapter 10 the Pre-registration Training Manual

Examination Syllabus Reference Sources for the Open Book Examination 2019



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

Permitted Reference Sources 2019 – Important information

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
Guidance on Raising Concerns – (For use in October 2019 Examination only)

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.

Candidate’s are responsible for bringing in the correct resources and ensuring that they are permitted and complete. They will not be provided.

Guidance on Annotating Reference Sources for the Registration Examination


Please Note – new Guidance on maintaining clear sexual boundaries with patients and carers was published by the Pharmaceutical Society NI in July 2019.

In the interest of fairness trainees sitting the October 2019 registration examination should prepare using the Supplementary Guidance maintaining clear professional boundaries with patients and carers – March 2016. This document is available here for the purposes of the October 2019 registration examination only.

Please further note that this document is not a permitted reference source for the Open Book Examination and therefore cannot be brought into the Open Book Examination.

Examination Entry Form


The 2019 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 2019 for June examinations and 01 September 2019 for October examinations).

The fee for the Registration Examination 2019 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.

What to do if you fail the Examination