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Mar 20, 2019

Pharmacists Jobs in Ireland

Bioplannet India Private Limited is a leading consultancy for medical professionals who are seeking jobs abroad. We are the only company in all of South Asia to facilitate Pharmacist jobs in USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. We are affiliated with the best hospitals overseas and have provided placements to about 1000 students and more.

Ireland is expecting a huge growth in skilled labour (Healthcare) requirement from 2016 – 2026, due to the increase of senior citizen population, Along with many other professions Pharmacists falls in the Critical skills visa list.

However, becoming a registered Pharmacist and settling down in this island country can prove to be tricky. Read on to find out more about Pharmacist jobs in Ireland and the procedures to become a registered pharmacist.



PSI or Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland is the body that oversees the registration and licensure for pharmacists in Ireland. Registration eligibility for Pharm D certified candidates only.

STEP 1 – Credential Verification

STEP 2 – Complete the IELTS exam in India

STEP 3 – Complete a 2 Part Equivalence Examination – Part 1 (MCQ), Part 2 (OSCE – Objective Structured Clinical Examination)

STEP 4 – Internship as Pharmacy Technician of 6 months on completing the Equivalence Exam

STEP 5 –Complete the PRE (Professional Registration Examination)

STEP 6 – Register as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Council



Language requirements are based on clearing of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall Band score of 7 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each of the four components). The IELTS is an essential requirement for enrolment into the Stage I of the PSI exam.



The PSI Equivalence exam is created to assess the standard of training, education, examinations and qualifications undertaken by the applicant’s Pharmacist. This PSI Equivalence exam is a 2part exam.

Part 1 is a written computerize 100 MCQ examinations while Part 2 is called OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination. This is a practical and oral segment covering the practice of pharmacy.The marks to pass each exam are 50%. The examinations are conducted in Dublin in the month of May and October every year.



The applicant on passing the PSI Equivalence exam is required to go through an Adaptation Period (6 months mandatory) under the supervision of a Senior Pharmacist, to make up for any lack noted during the PSI Equivalence exam.



The last examination to becoming a registered pharmacist in the Republic of Ireland is called the PRE (Professional Registration Examination). Eligibility to write this exam is after successfully completing the PSI Equivalence exam and on successful completion of the Adaptation Period. On completion of the PRE, the candidate would receive a certificate from PSI stating the candidate’s qualification appropriate for practice in the state.



We, at Bioplannet, will assist you with your queries and our services include

Credential Verification process

VISA processing

Coaching for IELTS and the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination

Study materials for IELTS

Study Materials for PSI Equivalence Exam

PSI MCQ question bank for Part 1 of the Qualifying Examination (MCQ)

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Certification Courses

Internship Assistance

Placement Service

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