Restoring your registration

If it is less than 12 months since you were last registered, and you want to start practising as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician again, you will need to:

1. Complete an application to restore your registration.

Important: any applications which are posted to us may be delayed as we currently only have limited access to our offices. If you are planning to submit an application, please send a scanned copy to us by email at the address on the form. Please do not submit more than one copy of your application as it may mean that you are inadvertently charged twice. 

We will use the information you provide in your application to assess if you meet the criteria for registration as a pharmacist or the criteria for registration as a pharmacy technician.

2. Make sure that you have no revalidation records outstanding.

If you had revalidation records outstanding at the time of your removal, you must complete these before you can re-join the register. See the revalidation section of the website for the forms you will need to record your entries, and examples of revalidation activity.

3. Check if you need to provide evidence of English language competency.

Read the application guidance to find out if you need to provide evidence of your English language competency. You can find out how to provide evidence, and what types we will accept in the Providing evidence of English language competency guidance pack. You can find more information about the legal requirements in our guidance on evidence of English language skills

4. Pay the application and re-entry fee which applies to you, as set out in the application guidance.

The application fee covers the cost of processing your application and is non-refundable. The re-entry fee covers your registration, until you reach the next anniversary of your previous renewal deadline. Then you will need to pay for your next year’s registration as normal. 

If you are re-joining the register in the two months before the anniversary of your previous renewal deadline, we will contact you to ask you if you want to pay to renew your registration at the same time as your application and re-entry fees. 

Important: Do not practise as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician until you have received your GPhC registration number and your name appears on the online register. Practising as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician while not on the register is breaking the law and you can be prosecuted.