Restoring your Registration

If wish to return to practice as a pharmacist or pharmaceutical assistant, and you have been previously registered with the PSI, you will need to apply to us to have your name restored to the register. Completed application forms must be returned to the PSI by post.

Pharmacists

COVID-19 Emergency Restoration Process

In line with the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (COVID-19) Act 2020, a new restoration route has been introduced to the Pharmacy Act, referred to as a Section 77 registration. This enables former PSI registrants, including pharmacists and pharmaceutical assistants, who either voluntarily withdrew from the register or were removed due to non-payment of registration fees, to have their registration restored. Previous registrants will find details about the process, the application form and guidance here. There is no fee for Section 77 applications. Successful applications will be placed on the Register for a temporary period only.

Restoration following voluntary cancellation

Pharmacists who have voluntarily cancelled their registration have the right to apply for restoration to the Register of Pharmacists, subject to the successful completion of a restoration process.

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  • Not registered in the Register of Pharmacists for less than 6 months

  • Not registered in the Register of Pharmacists for a period 6 months to 1 year

  • Not registered in the Register of Pharmacists for a period from 1 year to 3 years

  • Not registered in the Register of Pharmacists for more than 3 years

In order to facilitate pharmacists who wish to restore to the Register of Pharmacists, please refer to the timetable for restoration requests.

Restoration following involuntary cancellation

Pharmacists who have been involuntarily cancelled from the Register of Pharmacists for non-payment of fees can undergo a restoration process if this request is received by the PSI within six months following the due date of payment of the annual fee. Until further notice please send your completed application form and fees form by email to registration@psi.ie

Re-Registration

Pharmacists who have been involuntarily cancelled from the Register of Pharmacists for non-payment of fees and who fail to make an application for restoration within the six month period following the due date of payment of the annual fee for continued registration, will only be entitled to obtain registration as a pharmacist on the same basis as a person seeking registration for the first time.

Pharmaceutical Assistants

Please contact the Registration Unit directly regarding the Pharmaceutical Assistant restoration process. You can contact the Registration Unit by email or phone (+353) (0)1 2184000