Certificates of Registration
Certificates of Registration are issued once applications for registration or continued registration, including fees, have been processed. From 01 January 2010, these certificates bear the photograph of the pharmacist.
Registered pharmacists also receive a ‘European Health Professional Card for Pharmacists’, which also bears their photograph. Pharmacists are encouraged to use or wear this card as a pharmacist identification card, so that they are readily identifiable to patients and the public as a registered pharmacist.
Pharmacists should note that the photograph supplied for continued registration 2010 is valid for a maximum of 10 years and will be displayed on certificates and cards every year from now on. However, a pharmacist may update their photograph within the 10-year validity period if they wish.
The certificate of registration of the supervising pharmacist (as well as that of the registered retail pharmacy business) must be conspicuously displayed at the registered premises.
Return of Certificate on Cessation of Registration
All registrants are advised that should they cease to be registered before the date of expiry of the certificate, their certificate should be returned within 14 days of the cessation of registration to the Registrar of the PSI.
It should also be noted that it is an offence, under Section 20(5) of the Pharmacy Act 2007, to give the certificate to another person with the intention that it be used to give the impression it is theirs, or to allow another person to use this certificate in that way.
Procedure for the re-issue of Registration Certificates (where the original has been lost, destroyed or stolen)
A form is available to apply for the re-issue of a registration certificate where the original has been lost, destroyed or stolen.
The Registration Unit can be contacted by emailing email@example.com or by phone (++353)(01) 2184000.
If a pharmacist believes that their certificate has been stolen, they must immediately notify An Garda Síochána (or the national police service where theft has occurred in another country) and the PSI.
Please note that it may take up to two months to process and produce a substitute certificate of registration.