Pre-registration Manual

6. After the registration assessment

6.1  Finding out if you have passed the assessment

After the registration assessment, we will publish a ‘pass list’ on the GPhC website. The list shows all the candidates who have passed the assessment at this sitting. We will tell you the date that the pass list will be put up for your sitting in the information we send you as a candidate. You will also get confirmation of your result (a pass or a fail) by letter, sent first class to the address you have given us.

You will receive information about what to do after you get your assessment result as part of the candidate information we send you. Make sure you read this carefully and get in touch with the contact centre if there’s anything you don’t understand. 

Important: remember that we do not give results over the phone as we cannot verify a caller’s identity.

6.2 Applying to register as a pharmacist

You are eligible to register as a pharmacist once you meet the registration criteria, including:

  • having completed pre-registration training, shown by a week-52 declaration signed by your tutor, and
  • having passed the registration assessment

Remember that you cannot practise as a pharmacist until your registration is complete and your name appears on the register.

See section 7 for more information on applying to the register.

Check the key dates page to see when you will need to submit your application form to join the register at the date you plan to.

You can submit an application form to register as a pharmacist any time after week 49 of your training. We will put your application ‘on hold’ until your registration assessment result and any other information we need about your training is confirmed.

6.3  If you do not pass the registration assessment

If you are unsuccessful at a registration assessment sitting, we will send you a guidance booklet with your results. This explains the appeals system, and preparing to sit the assessment again.

You may also find it helpful to contact support organisations, like Pharmacist Support who can help you work out your next steps. 

6.4  Appeals

If you fail the assessment, you can appeal. You have to tell us about:

  • new information or circumstances that have come to light since you sat the assessment, and that you were not aware of at the time
  • a registration assessment procedure that you feel was not correctly applied by the GPhC  

which would have affected your performance on the day. This is set out in the registration assessment regulations.

If your appeal is upheld, the Registrar may nullify your assessment result, and that assessment will not count as one of your available attempts.

If your appeal is about circumstances you could have used to request a nullification, or any circumstances that you knew about before you sat the assessment, your appeal will not be considered. By sitting the assessment you declared yourself 'fit to sit'.