UCL School of Pharmacy


How to become a QP

Information on the criteria to become a Qualified Person.

An eligible QP is either a pharmacist, biologist or chemist (or a person with another permitted academic qualification) who has several years’ experience working in pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.

  • A candidate must be registered with their relevant professional body prior to their application to become an eligible QP.
  • A suitable candidate must prove their knowledge and skills are in line with the QP study guide, through the QP eligibility assessment process.
  • Typically a QP candidate will acquire their knowledge and skills through their undergraduate education coupled with extensive work based experience. Those that wish to build on their knowledge and skills can undertake training courses, such as Q3P, specifically designed to help meet the QP study guide and the assessment process.

The assessment process includes submission of a completed QP application form to the candidate’s relevant professional body. Following a successful submission the candidate will be invited to undertake a viva assessment. A successful viva means that the candidate will be added to their professional body’s register of Eligible QPs.

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