Equivalence Examination 

If you have successfully completed Stage 1 of the TCQR process you are eligible to apply to sit an Equivalence Exam. You must be in receipt of a confirmation of eligibility letter from the PSI to be eligible to apply to sit the exam.

The Equivalence Exam includes an exam and OSCE assessment designed to assist the PSI Council in assessing the standard of training, education, examination and qualification of applicants so as to determine whether an applicant holds a qualification which is of a standard not lower than the standard necessary for practice in Ireland.

Preparing for the equivalence examination

You are also recommended to make use of PSI resources on this website, in particular the information on the Pharmacist Code of Conduct, Practice Guidance, and Core Competency Framework. It may be useful to sign up to receive the PSI newsletter for updates on legislation and practice matters.