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Applicants to join the register

Commonly-asked questions

Where can I find guidance documents for my application to join the register?

Who needs to certify my documents and photograph for registration?

Will I receive a confirmation when you receive my application?

Will I receive a confirmation when I have been registered?


Where can I find guidance documents for my application to join the register? 

If you want to join the register as a pharmacist you can find out more about the applying on the 'Registering as a pharmacist' page of our website

If you want to join the register as a pharmacy technician you can find out more applying on the 'Registering as a pharmacy technician' page of our website


Who needs to certify my documents and photograph for registration?

See the application guidance document to find out more about sending documents and photographs through for registration purposes.

You may find it helpful to review this guide on countersigning passport applications and photos on the gov.uk website as our requirements are the same as for passport applications.


Will I receive a confirmation when you receive my application?

We will not send a confirmation to you when we receive your application. We recommend that you send your application by registered post and track delivery to ensure it has been delivered. Please note that we are based in the Citi building in Canary Wharf and so the tracking is likely to show that your package has been signed for by a Citi employee. It will then be passed onto the GPhC applications team which can take up to 48 hours.

The GPhC aims to process all complete applications for registration within 28 days of receipt. Please check the online register to see if you have been added to the register on the next available registration date after your application has been approved. Registration dates are the 1st and 15th of every month. 


Will I receive a confirmation when I have been registered?

Please check the online register to see if you have been added to the register. Your registration number and name appearing on the online register is proof of your registration. This number cannot be provided before you appear on the online register. 
Approximately 28 days after you have been registered, a letter will arrive via post confirming your registration. The letter will confirm: 

  • the part of the register in which you have been registered
  • your name as it appears on the register
  • your registration number
  • the date of entry on the register
  • the period that your entry is valid for

UK applications for pharmacists will receive their letter on the myGPhC portal and not via post. 


If you still need to speak to us, please call us on 0203 713 8000, email info@pharmacyregulation.org or get in touch via Twitter.

 

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