Previous registration as a pharmacy technician with the RPSGB or GPhC


Return to registration

If you are a previous RPSGB registrant who has never been on the GPhC register, or if it has been more than 12 months since your last entry on the GPhC register, and you wish to return to registration, you will be required to provide a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your current professional competence to practise together with the application for return to registration for persons who have previously been registered with the RPSGB or GPhC.

Please see the relevant criteria below for a return to registration application, along with guidance notes on completing the portfolio of evidence.

Once we have received a completed application along with portfolio of evidence, please allow up to 28 days for your application to be processed. If approved you will receive a confirmation email. Please allow 24 hours after receiving the confirmation email for your name to appear on the GPhC’s online register, and until you can start practising as a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician. You will also receive confirmation in writing in the form of a ‘Notice of Entry’ letter via post thereafter. If your application is denied you will receive a letter outlining why, within the given 28 day time period.

Criteria for registration as a pharmacist


Criteria for registration as a pharmacy technician


Guidance on completing a return to registration application and providing evidence of current competence


Please note: If you were removed from the Register by the Fitness to Practise Committee, you will not be able to apply to return to the Register until 5 years after the date of your removal.  If you wish to apply to return to the Register following removal by a GPhC Fitness to Practise Committee you will need to complete an applicaton for restoration to the Register following removal due to Fitness to Practise.


If you are making an application within 12 months of your last entry you will be required to make an application for restoration . Applications for restoration to the register can only be made within 12 months of the date of your last entry.

Return completed application and portfolio to us by post.

N.B. The Portfolio of Evidence will be scanned and sent for evaluation, therefore please refrain from individually placing each page within a plastic wallet.


Please note: Until you have been notified by the GPhC that you have been restored to the Register, please ensure that you do not practise as a pharmacist, or a pharmacy technician. To do so is a criminal offence.  It is also a criminal offence to use the title “pharmacist” or “pharmacy technician” whilst not registered.