International Pharmacy Graduate — Passed PEBC Qualifying Exam on 1st Attempt — PACE

Follow the steps below to register as a pharmacist in Ontario if you are a graduate from an international pharmacy program who passed both parts of the PEBC Qualifying Exam for Pharmacists on the first attempt.

Please note: As of April 23, 2018, your pharmacist application will not be referred to a Panel of the College’s Registration Committee if you successfully complete PACE on your first attempt, or after development and your second attempt.


Step 1:

Enroll in the Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada

  • The Gateway is administered by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities
    • Create a new Candidate Account
    • Pay the enrollment fee
  • Once you have received confirmation that you have successfully completed the PEBC Evaluating Exam, you may select Ontario as your provincial regulatory authority (PRA) from your Gateway file
  • The College will confirm your PEBC results with the Gateway and create your OCP account; you do not have to pay the College’s pre-registration fee
  • Continue to Step 2 once you have passed both parts of the PEBC Qualifying Exam on your first attempt

Step 2:

Register as a Student

Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE)*


Step 3:

Jurisprudence Exam*


Step 4:

Final application for Certificate of Registration as a Pharmacist


Time & Cost Estimates

Many of the requirements for registration have expiry dates to ensure that your knowledge, skills and judgment are current at the time of your final application. The Fees & Timelines chart lists all registration-related fees and timelines to help you anticipate the time and costs required to register as a pharmacist in Ontario.

An international pharmacy graduate who passed both parts of the PEBC Qualifying Exam on their first attempt, plans ahead to meet application deadlines, and is able to complete each requirement in the minimum time may complete the remaining registration process within three months. Their entire registration process could be completed within 12 months.


Estimated fees paid to the College are $250 plus the annual fee. These fees are outlined in the College By-Laws.

Estimated fees paid to third parties are $4,355 plus the annual liability insurance premium. The estimated fees paid to third parties may be higher if the panel decides courses are required.


*Non-exemptible requirement


If you have questions about the registration process send an email to memberapplications@ocpinfo.com or phone 416-962-4861 or 1-800-220-1921 ext. 3400