Association of Pharmacy
Technicians UK (APTUK)
The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians

Revalidation Requirements


The new requirements are being phased in so in 2018 you will need to submit 4 CPD records, at least 2 of them planned. You will need to submit these records by your next renewal deadline on or after 31 October 2018.

From 2019 onward you will need to submit six records each year including two new types of activity:

  • Four CPD records, at least two planned
  • A peer discussion
  • A reflective account

Every registered pharmacy technician is expected to maintain their professional capability throughout their career. Recording and submitting enteries for revalidation annually enables you to confirm that you are meeting these expectations. 

Revalidation is a process of continuing learning and development throughout the life of a professional. It enables pharmacy technicians to develop in their roles and demonstrate that they are competent in their area(s) of practice. Every CPD task should demonstrate how it has helped you to develop or improve the quality of your practice and how this impacts on the people you use your services. It is not just about participating in continuing education, but an ongoing process of reflection and evaluation

As a registered pharmacy technician, it is a mandatory requirement to revalidate annually. 

The GPhC Revalidation framework came into force in January 2018 and sets out in detail what pharmacy professionals must do in order to meet the Revalidation requirements.

APTUK is the professional leadership body for registered pharmacy technicians and will offer our members CPD support and help/advice on recording robust CPD recording.



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