PSI Pharmacy Equivalence Exam (TCQR)
Learning Format: Live Classes + Recordings

PSI Pharmacy Equivalence Exam (TCQR) Become a Registered Pharmacist in Ireland

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Clear the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Equivalence Examination on your first attempt with our online course designed for professional pharmacists trying to migrate to Ireland.


05 Jun 2024 Batch Starts On
4 months Course Duration

12 weeks of intensive sessions + practice

120 hours of live online training

Extended trainer access until you pass the PSI Exam

3,000+ recall questions to practise

Study handouts, mock tests, and final PSI exam grand test

One-on-one feedback sessions with the trainer

Why Become a Pharmacist in Ireland?

€ 74,929

Average salary for pharmacists in Ireland


Current openings for pharmacists in Ireland


Visas for pharmacists in Ireland

About The Course


The PSI Equivalence Examination Preparation Course is designed to help globally trained pharmacists prepare for the Equivalence Examination conducted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.


Experienced course instructors and pharmacy tutors have created a well-structured curriculum and a systematic approach to ensure a deep and detailed understanding of the exam curriculum and content to prepare you thoroughly for the exam.


The purpose of the course is to offer all the study materials, mock exams, and complete guidance and support for the students to ace this exam and get registered.


The course offers Extended Access to our private chat group with qualified and established pharmacists, and free webinars on CV writing & securing your first job

Who Is The Course For?

Non-EU-trained pharmacists who want to practise, migrate, and settle in Ireland.

Pharmacists taking the PSI Equivalence exam for the first time.

Those who want to take on the examination with full preparation.

What's More That
Comes With Our Course?

1-On-1 Q&A Sessions

We provide online one-on-one counselling and Q&A sessions to ensure online learning is beneficial for the aspirants. Our mentors help aspirants clear their doubts and queries and get all the answers they need.

Live+Recorded Sessions

Missed a live lecture? Don’t worry. You can always find a recorded lecture on our platform and revisit it as many times as you want during the course duration.

Extended Course Access

Getting the course once will help you prepare for not one but multiple attempts. You get access to all the resources for more than a year, to ensure proper revision.

Community Building

We help you get in touch with a community of experts, which includes mentors, registered practitioners, previous alumni and those who have successfully cleared the exams. This adds value to your preparation and get all the guidance and motivation you need.

Explore The Full Curriculum


    In the PSI EE, the pharmacology component focuses on understanding the mechanisms of action, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, and interactions of various drugs. 




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About The PSI Equivalence Examination

What is the PSI Equivalence Exam?

The PSI Equivalence Exam is a gateway for global pharmacists to work in Ireland. This exam tests the competence of pharmacists who have completed their studies and their training from countries outside the European Union and are willing to practise pharmacy in Ireland. 

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland is the public body that regulates and oversees the registration process for pharmacists in Ireland. Clearing this exam allows pharmacists to migrate, practise and settle as a registered pharmacist in Ireland

PSI Equivalence Exam
PSI Equivalence Exam Eligibility Criteria

The basic educational requirement to apply for registration with the PSI is a five year continuous degree in pharmacy. So this means, you have to have a PharmD degree if you completed your pharmacy education from India. Having a BPharm+MPharm qualification would not suffice as they don’t come under continuous degree.

In pointers, the eligibility to appear for the exam is mentioned below- 

  • A 5-year pharmacy degree with 4 years academic + 1 year practical training OR 4 ½ years academic + 6 months practical training (PharmD in the Indian scenario). 
  • Registration as a pharmacist from the concerned authority in your home or any other country. 

The required documents for the application are as follows:

  • Identity, verification document (passport)
  • Statutory document (to be signed by a solicitor)
  • Syllabus copy
  • Academic transcript
  • Registration certificate
  • Good standing certificate


Along with this, you have to pay an application fee of €1500, which is non-refundable

Procedure for PSI Equivalence

The procedure to take the PSI Equivalence exam and become a registered pharmacist in Ireland can be broadly divided into six steps, which are mentioned below- 


Any candidate trained in a country outside of Europe will have to go through this registration pathway, which is called the third country registration. When you go to the official website of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, you can get an application form which you have to fill out and submit along with the required documents.

2. Verification

When your documents are being reviewed, you have to wait until you hear back from the PSI. After your verification is complete and you are fit to take the registration exam, the PSI will inform you of the exam date.

3. Equivalence Exam

The next step of the process is the Equivalence Exam, which will test your proficiency in pharmacy. The exam has two parts- an MCQ exam and the OSCE exam. Based on your performance in both of these phases, your results will be derived. 

4. Adaptation (Internship)

After passing the equivalency exam, you'll need to travel to Ireland for an adaptation or internship, lasting 6 months to 3 years. For adaptation, you'll need to find a supervising pharmacist in Ireland. You'll also receive payment throughout the adaptation period.

5. Professional Registration Exam

When you complete your adaptation or internship, you must take another exam called the PRE in Ireland (Professional Registration Exam). You will be taking this exam alongside other pharmacists who graduated from Ireland. After this exam, you can get completed registration as a pharmacist in Ireland. 

6. English Proficiency Test

Either IELTS, TOFEL or OET is required to get registered in the Pharmacy Society of Ireland as a pharmacist.

Exam Format

PSI Equivalence exam has two phases:

1)  MCQ


The MCQ exam consists of 80 questions. The OSCE includes practical, experience-based questions. you will have eight stations. They evaluate how you deal with customers, how you advise your patients, etc.

The OSCE exam is further divided into two sections- 
Written OSCE (Conducted on Day 1)
Verbal OSCE (Conducted on Day 2)

Testing Centres

The PSI exam is a computer-proctored examination that is conducted in any simulated environment under proper surveillance and vigilance. This means that you can take the PSI exam anywhere, ensuring that your examination place meets the guidelines and requirements of PSI. While taking the exam, you will be under the complete vigilance of the PSI.

Frequently Asked Questions

The PSI Equivalence Exam is an exam that non EU pharmacists need to clear to become registered pharmacists in Ireland

Yes, you can take the PSI Equivalence exam anywhere in India, even from your home.

The PSI is a competent exam that tests your pharmacy knowledge but can be cleared with the right guidance and support.

To become eligible to take the PSI Equivalence exam, you must have completed a 5-year pharmacy degree (PharmD for Indian pharmacists).

The overall fee for the PSI Equivalence Exam is EUR 1,500

Academically offers a distinctive and holistic PSI preparation course for global pharmacists aspiring to migrate and practise in Ireland. This online course is available for global pharmacists at an affordable fee.

The PSI (Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland) holds the Equivalence Exam for global pharmacists who want to practise in Ireland.

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