Helpful Tips


There are two types of forms for employees. To assist you with completing these forms, you can refer to Disclosure Scotland’s Guidance Notes below:


For new PVG Scheme members:

  • Application form completed
  • A copy of 3 different forms of identification
  • Payment if applicable

Also required for existing PVG Scheme members will be the 3 items above plus:

  • Copy of current certificate
  • If your address details have since changed, please include them on a separate piece of paper
  • If you have changed your name, please provide documents as proof


You don't need to complete any part of the application form, only the applicant and Community Pharmacy Scotland complete the form.


Our payment options are by bank transfer or cash. We can't accept any credit/debit card payments currently. If you are paying by bank transfer, please include a sheet of paper with your application form giving the transfer date, amount, and the reference name used. 


Please don't send original documents with your application, we only need photocopies.

Due to changes by the DVLA we cannot accept the counterpart of your license as proof of ID, we can only accept the photo-card. The older style of paper licenses is still acceptable. Utility bills used to prove your current address should be dated within 6 months of your application.

Change in Personal Details

On the Existing PVG Scheme Member application form, Section 1 asks you if there are any changes to your personal details and this includes your address. If your address has changed since your last certificate, please follow the guidance on the form. If you are not sure, please contact Disclosure Scotland at to find out what address they hold for you.