EEA-qualified pharmacy technicians


On 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition period comes to an end. This follows the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU). From 1 January 2021, the registration process for some pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with non-UK qualifications will change. Please see our Brexit Q&A for further information.

The registration information below applies until 31 December 2020.

If you are an EEA national with an EEA pharmacy technician qualification, you can register with us by:

  1. completing the application for registration as a pharmacy technician (EEA) [PDF 306 KB] form
  2. undergoing a skills assessment and sending us a completed assessment framework [PDF 382 KB] form

Important: due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it may take us longer to process your application. Please read the important information about applications during the COVID-19 pandemic  to understand changes we have made during this time

Please read the guidance notes that come with the application form to help make sure that you provide all the information we need, in the correct format. Your application may be delayed if we need to request more information or evidence from you.

If you have any issues in section 2 of the application form which might affect your fitness to practice, you must tell us more about these by filling in a Something to declare form [PDF 276 KB]. If you have a health issue which may affect your fitness to practise, submit a Something to declare- health [PDF 250 KB] form. You may need to provide other documents from your doctor or other health professionals.

Providing temporary or occasional services

Under EU legislation, EEA qualified pharmacy technicians can apply to provide ‘temporary and occasional’ pharmacy services in the UK. For information on what this means and how to apply please contact

Managing your registration

If your application is successful, you will need to create an account on the myGPhC system to manage your registration and complete your revalidation. We will send you more details in your confirmation letter and you may find this step by step guide to creating an account on myGPhC [PDF 710 KB] useful.