Provisionally/Pre-Reg Pharmacists

Advice for Provisionally/Pre Reg Pharmacists

If you work for a contractor member of CPS please fill out the relevant online application form, see this guide for information. The whole process takes about 21-28 days in case applications are submitted with errors or relevant details were missing. If we have to request additional data from your employer, please allow for at least six weeks before you require your certificate.

Before we can send you a PVG application form, we need to have the following information from you:

  • Employer – Name of employer and the contractor code for the pharmacy you will be working in. We may need some details from your employer.
  • Your PVG Status - Are you already a member of the PVG scheme? There are a few different types of Disclosure Scotland certificates and not all of them are part of the scheme. This membership status chart will help you determine your PVG status. If you are an existing member but do not have a copy of your certificate, please contact/ email Disclosure Scotland’s on We require the following information:
    • Certificate type
    • PVG membership number
    • Are you disclosed for both protected adults and children?
    • Address on your certificate
  • Payment – Please check with your employer and let us know who will be paying for the application.

When you have all the above information, please contact us on and we will send you the correct application form.


  • Apply 6 weeks ahead
  • Employer name & contractor code
  • Determine membership status
  • Email Disclosure Scotland if you are an existing member and do not have a copy of your certificate
  • Payment
  • Contact us for an application form