Anyone wishing to practise as a pharmacist in Ireland must first register with the PSI. We must be satisfied that the requirements we have set for a pharmacist to register are met. This registration must then be renewed on an annual basis.

In this section you can find out about pharmacist registration with the PSI, how to register, and how to manage your continued registration. Once you are ready to apply or update registration with the PSI you can proceed to create an account or log-in to the online registration portal.

First Time Registration

There are different routes of registration for pharmacists depending on where a person has graduated and trained as a pharmacist.

Continued Registration

Pharmacists wishing to remain on the register to practice in Ireland must apply on an annual basis for continued registration and pay an annual fee.

Continuing Professional Development

All pharmacists must complete a declaration on an annual basis that they undertake to maintain appropriate experience in the practice of pharmacy, keep up-to-date with continuing education and professional developments in the profession of pharmacy, and undertake appropriate continuing professional development relevant to their practice.

Changes to Registration Details

Using the online registration portal you can manage your registration with the PSI and keep your personal details up-to-date, for example, postal and email addresses. The registration portal is available 24 hours a day.

It is important that registrants keep their contact details and other information updated so that we have accurate information for you and can ensure the accuracy of the public registers.

Cancelling your Registration

If you do not wish to continue your registration, you can apply to voluntarily cancel your registration in your account in the PSI online registration portal.

Restoring your Registration

If wish to return to practice as a pharmacist, and you have been previously registered with the PSI, you can apply to have your name restored to the register.

Certificates of Confirmation of Qualification and/or Current Professional Status

If you have been registered with the PSI and are applying for registration in another country, you may need a Certificate of Confirmation of Qualification (CCQ) and/or Current Professional Status (CCPS) to be sent on your behalf to a relevant authority by the PSI.

Supervising and Superintendent Pharmacists

Each pharmacy must have a superintendent and a supervising pharmacist. Changes to the supervising and superintendent pharmacist in a pharmacy can be made in the PSI online registration portal.

Temporary Absence of a Pharmacist

The Pharmacy Act 2007 provides particular conditions under which retail pharmacies must operate, including that the sale and supply of medicinal products must be carried out by or under the personal supervision of a registered pharmacist at all times. To do otherwise is an offence, except where a registered pharmaceutical assistant acts on behalf of a pharmacist during their temporary absence (this excludes functions that are restricted to pharmacists under specific medicines legislation e.g. vaccination services). The current position regarding scope of practice of pharmaceutical assistants and what constitutes temporary absence is based on the Code of Practice governing the temporary absence clause of the Pharmacy Act (Amendment) Act 1890, as agreed with the Pharmaceutical Assistants Association and the PSI following discussions in 1994.

Certificates of Registration

You will receive a certificates of registration when your application for registration or continued registration has been processed


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The Registrant and Customer Relations Team can also be contacted by email or by phoning +353 (0)1 2184000 during business hours.

Online Registration Portal

 These videos show some of the features and benefits you can expect from our online registration portal and public registers.

Video on the new registration portal  Video on the PSI public registers