Continued Registration

Pharmacists and pharmaceutical assistants must apply to the PSI on an annual basis for continued registration and pay an annual fee, in order to remain on the PSI’s Registers.

You can apply and pay your registration fee directly and securely online.

The online system is available 24 hours a day and it is the easiest and quickest way to apply for annual continued registration. What you will need:

  1. Your PSI registration number
  2. Your password

The online registration portal can be used once you are registered with the PSI, when you will have received your PSI registration number. Your password can be requested through your online registration account. See Registrant login at the top of the screen.

If a registrant requires a hard copy application form, there are two options:

  1. Log-in to your online registration account on this website to download and print the application for continued registration. Completed forms should be returned to the Registration Unit, Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, PSI House, 15-19 Fenian Street, Dublin 2.
  2. Send a stamped, addressed envelope with a request for the continued registration application form to the PSI's Registration Unit (address above) and the form will be sent to you for completion.

Important Information

  • Under the Pharmacy Act 2007, pharmacists and pharmaceutical assistants must obtain a Certificate of Registration.The Certificate will be received in the post by registrants 4-6 weeks after submitting the application and payment for continued registration.
  • Since July 2016, the PSI sends email notices only to registrants as a reminder for their registration renewal. Registrants should ensure that the email address registered with the PSI is regularly checked.  Correspondence details can be updated by logging into the online registration portal. You may need to check junk mail folders in case emails are misdirected.
  • You must apply for your continued registration 30 days before your current certificate expires or you will be required to pay a late fee.
  • A process of cancellation of registration (removal from the Register of the Pharmacists and the Register of Pharmaceutical Assistants) will commence for registrants who have failed to make the necessary application for continued registration.

If you experience any difficulties submitting your online application for continued registration, or with requesting new login details, please call the PSI Online Continued Registration helpline on 1850 774 734. This helpline is open from 9am until 1pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank and Public holidays).

Continued Registration Fee

The continued registration fee for a pharmacist is €380 and the continued registration fee for a pharmaceutical assistant is €190. Payment online is by credit or debit card only. Please note that you can not make a payment over the phone. For further information please see PSI fees information.

Questions you can expect on the continued registration application form

Continuing Professional Development

There is a mandatory system of continuing professional development (CPD) for pharmacists in Ireland, and pharmacists must declare their CPD undertakings in order to be accepted for annual continued registration.

Information on the system of CPD including the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP) can be read in the education section.

Rule 11(1) of the CPD Rules
Reporting on and supervision of CPD activity 11. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Rule, a pharmacist shall submit a report on his or her CPD activities, at the request of the Executive Director, to the Institute and shall cooperate with the Executive Director in the review and evaluation of that report and any feedback that may be provided by the Executive Director, within any reasonable timescale that may be laid down by the Executive Director.

Clarification on Patient-facing Role

When applying for continued registration with the PSI, pharmacists are asked the question, “Are you currently in a patient facing role?”. This is important in the context of the correct operation of the practice review element of the CPD process.

A patient-facing role includes any pharmacist providing care directly to a patient and/or any pharmacist whose work has an impact on patient care, irrespective of setting or the number of hours of practice per week, month or year.

More information

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  • Examples of a patient-facing role

Guidance on Spent Convictions

On 29 April 2016, the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 came into law. Under this Act, certain convictions do not have to be disclosed where these convictions are spent. This means that in certain circumstances you may not need to disclose a criminal conviction to us.

More information on spent convictions

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  • 1. What does this guidance relate to?

  • 2. When is a conviction spent?

  • 3. What happens if I have more than one conviction?

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