Revalidation: FAQs

If you have a question about revalidation, we’re here to help. Find the answers to the most common questions below.

Revalidation is a requirement that every pharmacist and pharmacy technician needs to complete each year to be able to remain registered and continue to practise. It’s a process that involves reflecting on your work and striving to continually develop. It’s one of the ways that we work with you to strengthen public confidence and trust in pharmacies.  It also helps you to: 

  • keep your professional skills and knowledge up to date 
  • reflect on your practice 
  • continually develop
  • show how you provide safe and effective care 
  • reach the standards required

The requirement to complete revalidation is set out in the rules made under the Pharmacy Order 2010.

Your peer discussion should be an open and honest conversation with someone you trust and respect. Your peer can be anyone who understands your practice.

You and your peer don’t have to be based in the UK and your discussion can take place in person, over the phone, on video call or webchat.

You’ll need to check that your peer is happy to be named in your record and contacted to confirm that the discussion took place if your records are selected for review.