Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to process an application?

Applications to the College are generally processed within 10 business days. Processing time may be longer than 10 days during peak periods. The fees and timelines charts for each pathway to registration list the processing time for various applications.


What do I do if one of my requirements has expired?

The Registration Committee has authorized College staff to extend the validity of some requirements (e.g., language proficiency test scores). A panel of the Registration Committee may consider extending the validity of some requirements (e.g., training). Jurisprudence Exam results will not be extended. Please contact memberapplications@ocpinfo.com for more information about expiry dates for your requirements.


I am an international applicant. What requirements could I complete before I move to Canada?

You may submit your documents for evaluation by the PEBC before your arrival. The PEBC Pharmacist Evaluating Exam may be offered in London, England for an additional fee. Please refer to the PEBC website for more information.

You may submit your language proficiency test results from any testing institution that offers one of the tests accepted by the College. Please refer to the website for each testing agency to find out where their testing institutions outside of Canada are located.

The online Orientation to the Canadian Health Care System, Culture and Context course that is part of the bridging education for international pharmacy technician applicants may be completed before your arrival. The program recommends that you only take this course if you are within three to six months before arriving in Canada.

The self-study reading and activities for the online IPG Program may be completed while you are overseas. You must provide evidence of your Canadian status to register for the IPG Program. Please refer to the IPG Program website for more information.