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

1. The applicant must be a graduate with a university degree accepted by Singapore Pharmacy Council

*The whole course must be done in the campus of the University/Country offering the pharmacy qualification.

AND / OR

2. The applicant must be registered as a pharmacist in Australia, Canada New Zealand, UK (with General Pharmaceutical Council, except EEA pharmacists registered via treaty agreement) or USA

3. The applicant must have secured a job offer with an SPC-approved training centre. The letter of job offer and the position offered to the graduate must be uploaded with the online application to the Singapore Pharmacy Council.  The Council would not consider any application if there is no job offer.

 

Online Application for Pre-Registration Training

The following are required for the online Application for Pre-Registration Training:

  1. Original basic pharmacy qualification transcript to be submitted directly from the university of pharmacy degree study
  2. Letter of verification on period of pharmacy study to be submitted directly from the university of pharmacy degree study
  3. Original Certificate of Good Standing to be submitted directly from the foreign registration authority
  4. Scanned copy of Personal identification document  - NRIC (for Singaporeans / S’pore PR) / Passport (for non-Singaporeans)*
  5. Scanned copy of Certificate of Registration with accepted foreign registration authority* (‘Notice of Entry’ for GPhC registered pharmacists)
  6. Scanned copy of Evidence of Pharmacist Registration Status with accepted foreign authority / Active Practising Licence*
  7. Scanned copy of Basic Pharmacy Qualification (degree scroll)*
  8. Scanned copy of Letter of Employment Offer for pre-registration training position from a SPC-approved training institution*
  9. Scanned copy of Original testimonials (character reference & performance - dated not more than 6 months ago from date of application) from the applicant’s last 2 employers
  10. Scanned copy of Curriculum Vitae (stating all relevant education, professional registration and work experience)
  11. Scanned copy of Evidence of proficiency in English Language, if applicable (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

Documents No.(3), (5) and (6) are not applicable if you are not registered as a pharmacist with the accepted registration authority.

Documents (1), (2) and (3) that must be sent directly to the SPC by the respective authorities, can be sent via registered mail or couriered services to the following address:

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

Application will only be processed after all the documents are received and are in good order. Processing time for any application is 10 - 15 working days. This does not take into consideration the processing time for application of employment pass for non -Singaporeans from the Ministry of Manpower by the potential employer.

Approval of application is subjected to the Council's decision.

Pre-registration training can only commence upon receipt of Confirmation Letter issued by the Singapore Pharmacy Council. 

 

Pre-Registration Training

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 take and pass both the Forensic Examination (relating to Pharmacy Laws in Singapore) and Competency Examination.

i) The Forensic Examinations are conducted 3 times a year. The following are the examination dates in 2016:

  • 27 April 2016 (Wed)
  • 1 August 2016 (Mon)
  • Nov/Dec 2016 (To be confirmed at a later date)

The fee is S$300.

Applicants are required to apply online for the Forensic Examination at least 2 - 3 weeks before the examination date (Forensic Exam Information). Online payment can be made via eNets or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).  All candidates will be notified via email when the online application for Forensic Exam is opened.

The minimum passing mark for the Forensic Exam is 60. Maximum number of attempts is 3 (three) within 24 months.

ii) The Competency examinations (Competency Examination Application Form) are conducted 4 times a year respectively. The following are the confirmed dates in 2015 and 2016:  

  • 7 December 2015 (Mon)
  • 16 February 2016 (Tue)
  • 6 June 2016 (Mon)
  • 3 Oct 2016 (Mon) 

The fee payable is S$300.

Applicants are required to apply online for the Competency Examination, at least 2 - 3 weeks before the examination date.  Online payment can be made via eNets or credit card (Visa or Mastercard)  (Guide to Competency Exam). All candidates will be notified via email when the online application for Competency Exam is opened.

The minimum passing mark for the Competency Exam is 60. Maximum number of attempts is 3 (three) within 24 months.

C.  Upon successful completion of pre-registration training which includes the following:

     i. Completion of minimum pre-registration training period

    ii. Passing both the Competency Examination and Forensic Examination

    iii. Achieving the minimum competency standards stated in the SPC Competency Standards Framework and

   iv. All other requirements stated for pre-registration training,

the preceptor will then be notified to submit the Pre-Registration Training Evaluation Summary Report to Singapore Pharmacy Council.

The pre-registration pharmacist will be notified to submit the online Application for Conditional Registration.

 

Online Application for Conditional Registration

 The following are required for the online Application for Conditional Registration:

  1. Scanned copy of NRIC (for Singaporeans / S’pore PR) / Passport & Employment Pass (for non-Singaporeans)*
  2. Passport-size Coloured Photo (in jpg)
  3. Scanned copy of Abstract of Project Work, if applicable
  4. Scanned copy of Certificate of Attendance of PSS Pre-Registration Training for Pharmacists*, if applicable
  5. Conditional Registration Fee (S$250).
  6. Practising Certificate Fee (the amount will be indicated at the time of application).

All original documents must be presented to and verified by the SPC Secretariat.

Online payment can be made via eNets or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

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

The applicant can then start work as a pharmacist under Conditional Registration at the certified training centre. 

 

Supervisory Framework & Assessment for Conditional Registration:

  • Types of Assessment Reports to be submitted:
  • Conditions to Practise for Pharmacists on Conditional Registration:
    • Restricted to practise in certified training centres (SPC approved premises) for the full duration of conditional registration
    • Subjected to 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 be notified to submit the online Application for Full Registration.

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

Last Updated :  05 Nov 2015 16:14