Pharmacists must be registered in the Register of Pharmacists kept by the PSI in order to be able to practise in Ireland.
Newly-qualified Irish graduates or pharmacists from other EU/EEA countries must apply to the PSI for first-time registration. (There is a separate process for non-EU applications).
Details of the procedures for applications for first-time registration as a pharmacist are set out in the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (Registration) Rules 2008.
Registered pharmacists must apply on an annual basis for continued registration and pay an annual fee. Certificates of registration or continued registration are issued to registrants once their applications and fees have been processed. Registered pharmacists are also issued with ‘European Health Professional Cards’, which helps make them readily identifiable to the public. From 01 January 2010, these certificates and cards bear the photograph of the pharmacist.
An online registrant facility is available via this website which allows pharmacists to apply for continued registration and pay fees online, as well as update certain personal details, including contact details.
The Registration Unit can be contacted by emailing email@example.com or by phone (++353)(01) 2184000.