Your next step

You are a federally qualified pharmacist – and want more? We will help you to earn the Swiss title of “FPH” with our part-time further training. By the way: at Galenica, you benefit twice, as we also cover the course costs and examination fees.

Specialist Pharmacist in Retail Pharmacy (FPH)

The title “Specialist Pharmacist in Retail Pharmacy (FPH)” has been mandatory since 1 January 2018 if you wish to work independently as a federally certified pharmacist or as a manager of a pharmacy.

You complete the work-study further training in the retail pharmacy under the responsibility of a recognised further training instructor. You will be supported on your journey: At Galenica, you will receive close monitoring, support and coaching.

Do you have a foreign qualification in pharmacy? If so, it must be recognised by MEBEKO in order for you to complete this further training.


  • For a workload of between 80 and 100%, the training normally lasts two years. If you have a lower workload, the further training will be extended accordingly.


  • Galenica covers the costs. All the more reason to train as a specialist pharmacist in retail pharmacy.

How you benefit

  • Galenica covers your further training costs, travel expenses and membership of pharmaSuisse
  • Anne-Claude Bützberger is your personal contact
  • Paid training days
  • Large FPH community: Exchange ideas with all FPH students from the entire Galenica Group

Specialist pharmacist - your path to more responsibility

Are you interested?
Do you have any questions?

Anne-Claude Bützberger, pharmacist and specialist in training and further education, will be happy to answer any questions you may have at

Anne-Claude Bützberger
Anne-Claude Bützberger
Pharmacienne et Spécialiste Formation

“This further training is a great opportunity for every pharmacist! I look forward to supporting you with that.”
Anne-Claude Bützberger
Anne-Claude Bützberger

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