EEA-qualified pharmacist registration

If you qualified as a pharmacist in an European Economic Area (EEA) country, you may be able to make an application to have your qualification recognised.

To do this, you’ll need to hold a ‘relevant’ qualification which:

  • is from an EEA country listed in Annex, section 5.6.2 of Directive 2005/36/EC 
  • you started after the reference date specified against the EEA country in which your qualification was awarded 
  • complies with all the minimum training requirements described in Article 44 of Directive 2005/36/EC 

Once your qualification is recognised, you can make an application to register with us and practise as a pharmacist in Great Britain.

Applying for recognition with a relevant EEA pharmacist qualification

Information you'll need to provide

As part of your recognition application, you’ll need to provide information about your qualification and arrange for the relevant regulatory body in your home country to send documents to us.

Please read the guidance that comes with the application form, so you provide all the information we need.

Registering after recognition

Once you have had your qualification recognised, you will be able to apply to register with us.  We will contact you with instructions on how to apply.

Managing your registration 

Once you are registered with us, you’ll need to create an account on myGPhC to manage your registration and complete your revalidation. We’ll send you more details in your confirmation letter.

We have compiled some tips to help you troubleshoot any issues you might experience when signing up, logging in, or using myGPhC.

Your myGPhC account - troubleshooting tips