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Requirements & Fees

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must be registered with the National Pharmacy Council (NPC). In order to practice, a license to practice is required for Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and must be renewed every year. Anyone who is not registered with the NPC but practices as a Pharmacist or a Pharmacy technician, or refers to themselves as such, is breaking the law and can be prosecuted. Anyone practicing the pharmacy profession without being licensed with the NPC to practice even though registered with the NPC is also breaching the law.

The register (2023 version) is available for the public to search online those who are qualified and authorized to serve them, Pharmacists or Pharmacy technicians.

The National Pharmacy Council published the 9th Edition of the pharmacy professionals’ Register in Rwanda for the purpose of public health protection.


a. Requirements for nationals

  • Filled application form
  • A criminal record issued by a competent authority in Rwanda
  • A certified copy of the Diploma/Degree in Pharmacy
  • A certified copy of the academic transcripts
  • A certified equivalence of the degree from the competent organ in Rwanda
  • A certified copy of A level certificate
  • Proof of a one-year internship completion in Rwanda
  • Proof of valid index number
  • One recent passport photo
  • Proof of payment of registration fees
  • A copy of the Identification card/Passport
  • Proof of successfully pass the pre-registration examination
  • Signed Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of registration with their respective councils for those with background in regulated professions

b. Requirements for non nationals

Additionally to the above-mentioned requirements for nationals, non nationals shall submit

  • A proof of registration by the pharmacy council in their home country
  • A good standing certificate issued by the pharmacy council in their home country
  • A work permit issued by the competent Rwandan Authority
  • A proof that their home country registers Rwandan professionals

Registration application form

Note: Applicants aspiring to practice the pharmacy profession in Rwanda shall also submit a proof of payment of  license fees.

c. Fees for registration

Applicable for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

  • Nationals: 20,000 RWF
  • East Africa Citizens: 30 USD
  • Non nationals: 90 USD

d. Fees for license

  • National Pharmacists: 65,000 RWF
  • National Pharmacy Technicians: 30,000 RWF
  • East Africa Citizens Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: 100 USD
  • Non nationals pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians: 300 USD


a. Fees for License to practice renewal

  • National Pharmacists: 65,000 RWF
  • National Pharmacy Technicians: 30,000 RWF
  • East Africa Citizens Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: 100 USD
  • Non nationals pharmacist and Pharmacy Technicians: 300 USD

Note that for each delay of three months, a 25% fine will be added to the licensing fees.

b. CPD requirements

Registrants are expected to have accumulated a minimum of 15 credit points accumulated the previous year or a minimum of 75 credit points for those ending their first three years CPD cycle.


Fees for Pre-registration knowledge assessment

  • National Pharmacists: 20,000 Frw
  • National Pharmacy Technicians: 20,000 Frw
  • EAC Pharmacist: 40 USD
  • EAC Pharmacy Technician: 40 USD
  • Other Non-National Pharmacist: 100 USD
  • Other non-national Pharmacy Technician: 100 USD


Five thousand Rwandan francs (5,000 Frw).

All fees are paid at the following details

  • Bank name: Bank of Kigali
  • Account number:

1. 00042-00613236-07 / 100007851515 (FRW)

2. 00042-006934028-87 / 100014020513 (USD)

  • Account name: National Pharmacy Council

Proof of payment is submitted to the NPC offices located at the following address:

National Pharmacy Council KN 2 Avenue, MIC Building, Nyarugenge- Kigali, Rwanda





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