Fees & Timelines - Pharmacist Applicants

The chart shows all fees and timelines that may apply to pharmacist applicants. Please see the registration pathway that best describes you to determine which fees apply to your registration process and when each one is required. Estimates of the overall time and fees are included on each pathway.


Fees Payable to the Ontario College of Pharmacists

In most cases, acceptable forms of payment to the College are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cheque, money order or cash. However, fees for applications for a Certificate of Registration and the Jurisprudence Exam must be paid online by credit card.


Application Fees

Application Fee Processing Time Valid For Notes
Pre-registration $375 + HST
Up to 10 business days. May be longer during peak processing periods.
File kept open for 5 years Required for students and graduates of CCAPP-accredited programs, and pharmacists already licensed in another Canadian province
Student Certificate of Registration $94 + HST

Up to 10 business days. May be longer during peak processing periods.
Status valid:
• While enrolled in a CCAPP- or ACPE-accredited pharmacy degree program
• 2 years if enrolled in the IPG Program at the time of registering
• 1 year otherwise
Required to perform the authorized acts while:
• Enrolled in a CCAPP- or ACPE-accredited pharmacy degree program
• Enrolled in the IPG Program
• Practising before and during PACE, and until registered as a pharmacist
Intern Certificate of Registration $94 + HST

Up to 10 business days. May be longer during peak processing periods.
Status valid for 1 year Required upon graduation from a CCAPP- or ACPE-accredited pharmacy degree program to perform the authorized acts before and during PACE, and until registered as a pharmacist
Pharmacist Certificate of Registration $94 + HST

Up to 10 business days. May be longer during peak processing periods.


OCP-Specific Requirements and Fees

Requirement Fee Processing Time Valid For Notes
Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE)
None Up to 10 business days after both assessor’s and applicant’s conflict of interest declarations are submitted. May be longer during peak processing periods.
2 years after date of successful completion of PACE

Must be registered as a student or intern to apply and until final date of assessment

Not required for:
• Entry level PharmD program graduates from the universities of Toronto and Waterloo
• Pharmacists already licensed in another Canadian province

$1,000 reassessment fee payable upon application for third and every subsequent PACE attempt

Jurisprudence Examination
$125 + HST

Online application processed immediately

Paper application takes up to 10 business days

Results are released 4 to 5 weeks after the exam
3 years Application deadlines:
• January 1 for February exam
• April 1 for May exam
• July 1 for August exam
• October 1 for November exam

Late application deadline is three weeks prior to the exam date (Late fee of $63.00 + HST applies)

New Initial Registration Fee if registering as a pharmacist between March 10 and Aug

$675 + HST Up to 10 business days. May be longer during peak processing periods.
Valid until March 10 of following year Annual member fee is due on or before March 10 of each subsequent year

New Initial Registration Fee if registering as a pharmacist between Sept 1 and March 9

$337.50 + HST Up to 10 business days. May be longer during peak processing periods.
Valid until March 10 of following year
Annual member fee is due on or before March 10 of each subsequent year

Fees Payable to Third Parties

Third party organizations may have restrictions in the types of payments that they accept.

Provider
Requirement Fee Processing Time Valid For Notes
National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA)
Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada enrollment $330 + HST Online application processed immediately
Required for pharmacist applicants who did not graduate from a CCAPP-accredited program

May enrol before arrival in Canada
Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Document Evaluation
$650

Acknowledgment:

4 weeks (approx)

Results: 8 weeks

5 years
Required for international pharmacy graduates

May be completed before arrival in Canada
Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Pharmacist Evaluating Exam
$850

Application with Document Review:
3 months (approx)

Results: 3 weeks

Must successfully complete within 5 years of Document Evaluation Required for international pharmacy graduates

May be offered in London, England for an additional fee
Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Pharmacist Qualifying Exam Part I (MCQ): $795

Part II (OSCE): $1,795
Application: 3 months (approx)

Results:
6 weeks (approx)
Accepted by OCP as proof that your knowledge, skills and judgment are current for 3 years from latest pass date

PEBC requires both parts of the exam to be successfully completed within 3 years of each other
Required for all pharmacist applicants who are not already licensed in another Canadian province
University of Toronto, Faculty of Pharmacy International Pharmacy Graduate Program (IPG Program) Application: $250 + HST per academic term (CPS 1 and CPS 2)

Total tuition for CPS 1 and CPS 2:
$13,650 + HST

Accepted by OCP as proof that your knowledge, skills and judgment are current for 2 years from graduation date Required for international pharmacy graduates who did not successfully complete Parts I and II of the PEBC Pharmacist Qualifying Exam on their first attempt at each
Various
Language proficiency testing $250 to $350 + HST if applicable depending on exam and country
Timelines vary depending on the agency 2 years from test date
Required for international pharmacy graduates

May be completed before arrival in Canada
The College does not endorse any particular insurance provider
Personal professional liability insurance Varies

1 year. Must be maintained as long as you are registered as a student, intern or Part A pharmacist
Required before submitting an application to register as a student, intern or pharmacist
Other education if required by a panel of the Registration Committee Varies



The panel will determine the timing of any required courses


All fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change.

If you have questions, please contact memberapplications@ocpinfo.com or phone 416-962-4861 or 1-800-220-1921 ext. 3400