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A pharmacy graduate from overseas who wishes to apply to the Council for registration must fulfill the following:

A. The applicant must be a graduate with a university degree accepted by Singapore Pharmacy Council, and/or registered with a pharmacist registration authority accepted by Singapore Pharmacy Council. *The whole course must be done in the campus of the University/Country offering the pharmacy qualification.

B. The applicant already has a job offer with an SPC-approved training centre. The letter of job offer and the position offered to the graduate must accompany the letter of application to the Singapore Pharmacy Council. The Council would not consider any application if there is no job offer.

C. Documents to be submitted:

  • Original basic pharmacy qualification transcript to be submitted directly from the university of pharmacy degree study
  • Letter of verification on period of pharmacy study to be submitted directly from the university of pharmacy degree study
  • Original Certificate of Good Standing to be submitted directly from the foreign registration authority
  • Personal identification document (NRIC/passport/student pass)*
  • Certificate of registration with accepted foreign registration authority*
  • Evidence of pharmacist registration status with accepted foreign authority*
  • Basic pharmacy qualification (degree scroll)*
  • Letter of employment offer for pre-registration training position from SPC-approved training institution*
  • Original testimonials (dated not more than 6 months ago from date of application) from last 2 employers
  • Original Curriculum Vitae, stating all relevant education and work experience
  • Pre-Reg Application form duly signed by preceptor and pharmacy manager
  • Evidence of proficiency in English Language (for applicants who attained their pharmacy degree outside of UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand)

 *All original documents must be presented to and verified by the SPC Secretariat, before the application can be sent to the Registrar  

The applicant must make an appointment (at least 1 day in advance) with SPC for the pre-registration.

  • For documents to be sent directly to SPC via normal mail, please send to:

    College of Medicine Building
    16 College Road #01-01
    Singapore 169854

  • For documents to be sent directly to SPC via registered mail or couriered services, please send to:

    81 Kim Keat Road
    NKF Centre, Level 9
    Singapore 328836
    Tel: (65) 6478 5068
    Fax: (65) 6478 5069

    Approval of application is subject to the Council's decision. Applicants should allow 5 to 7 working days, for processing and for the approval letter from the Registrar to be issued to them, before they can start their pre-registration training.


After Approval of Pre-Registration

A. The applicant may then start his/her pre-registration training in the approved training centre (List of Approved Training Centres). The period of training ranges from 3 months to 12 months.

B. The applicant must sit for a compulsory Forensic Examination relating to Pharmacy Laws in Singapore, and an assessment on Competency (Competency Examination/Assessment).

i) The Forensic Examination (Forensic Exam Application Form) are conducted 3 times a year. It will be held on the following dates:

  • 28 April 2015
  • 3 August 2015
  • 2 November 2015

The fee is S$300.

Applicants are required to book an examination date with SPC, and submit the application form and payment at least 2 weeks before the examination date.(Forensic Exam Information).

The minimum passing mark for the Forensic Exam is 60.

ii) The Competency examinations and assessments(Competency Examination Application Form) (Competency Assessments Application Form) are conducted 4 times a year respectively. The following are the confirmed dates in 2013 and 2014:

  • Competency Examinations / Assessments:
    • 9 February 2015
    • 8 June 2015
    • 7 September 2015
    • 7 December 2015

Applicants are required to book an examination/assessment date with SPC, and submit the application form at least 2 weeks before the examination/assessment date (Guide to Competency Exam/Assessment).

There are no overseas centres for these examinations/assessments.

C. Upon passing both the Forensic Examination and Competency Examination/Assessment, and fulfilling the minimum pre-registration period, the applicant may then formally apply for conditional registration to the Council office, by submitting the following documents:

*All documents submitted must be originals.

D. Upon approval by Registrar, a Conditional Registration certificate will then be issued by the Council to the applicant.

E. The applicant can then start work as a pharmacist under Conditional Registration with the approved institution/company.

F. Supervisory Framework & Assessment for Conditional Registration:

The conditionally registered pharmacist must work under the supervision of a fully registered pharmacist and subjected to periodic assessments during their 1 or 2 years of work before they can become Fully Registered Pharmacists.

Types of assessment reports to be submitted:

G. Conditions to Practise for Pharmacists on Conditional Registration:

  • Restricted to practise in SPC approved premises - application through the employer for the duration of conditional registration
  • Supervisory Framework by fully registered pharmacist with a minimum of 3 years working experience
  • No restrictions on Poison Licenses
  • May be pharmacist-in-charge but subject to Supervisory Framework.

On successful completion of the period of conditional registration, the pharmacist may then apply for Full Registration.

Please email to SPC if you need more information regarding foreign-trained pharmacist registration matters.

Last Updated :  02 Sep 2015 14:46