Registering as a pharmacist
The criteria for registration as a pharmacist describes the education, training and experience requirements for initial registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council. You can apply to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as a pharmacist if you:
- have a UK-recognised pharmacist qualification
- are an European Economic Area (EEA) national with an EEA pharmacist qualification
- are an overseas (non-EEA) qualified pharmacist, or a non-EEA national with an EEA pharmacist qualification (other than a UK pharmacist qualification).
Which route do I use to register?
Registration forms and information varies depending on which country you gained your qualifications in:
UK-recognised pharmacist qualifications for pharmacists who completed their training in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
EEA-qualified pharmacists for nationals of EEA countries who qualified as a pharmacist in an EEA country other than the UK.
Overseas (non-EEA) qualified pharmacists for pharmacists who qualified overseas (non-EEA) or nationals of non-EEA countries with an EEA pharmacist’s qualification (other than a UK pharmacy qualification).
Renewals for those already registered but wishing to renew their registration.