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: Your pharmacist application must be referred to a Panel of the College’s Registration Committee who will determine whether additional education or training is required before you may be registered as a pharmacist.


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)*

  • Complete PACE
  • Login to your account to apply
  • If you successfully complete PACE, continue to Step 3
  • If you are not successful in PACE, you must complete development and a reassessment before continuing to Step 3

Step 3:

Apply to Register as a Pharmacist


Step 4:

Jurisprudence Exam*


Step 5:

Final application for Certificate of Registration as a Pharmacist


Fees & Timelines

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 chart that explains fees and timelines for international pharmacy graduates who passed the PEBC Qualifying Exam on the first attempt will help you anticipate the costs and time required to register as a pharmacist in Ontario.


*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