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,
  • Has chosen not to complete part or all of the IPG program, and
  • Did not apply for SPT Studentship before January 18, 2017.

To complete this pathway to registration, your pharmacist application will be referred to a Panel of the College’s Registration Committee.

If you applied for SPT Studentship before January 18, 2017 but did not begin your SPT Studentship with your initially identified preceptor by March 1, 2017, you are required to follow this registration pathway.


Step 1:

Enroll in the Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada

  • As of August 20, 2014, all new applicants who graduated from a pharmacy program outside of Canada must first enroll in the Gateway that 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

Practical Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE)*


Step 3:

Apply to Register as a Pharmacist

  • Login to your account to apply
  • Submit your request to a Registration Panel regardless of your PACE outcome
  • Pay the pharmacist application fee
  • Complete the Declaration of Good Character
  • Your evidence of language proficiency must be current to proceed
  • Your application will be referred to a Registration Panel that will decide if any additional education and/or training is required
  • Maintain personal professional liability insurance if you wish to continue practising in the scope of the profession before your pharmacist application is processed

Further Requirements

  • Successfully complete any further education, training or other requirements as directed by the Panel
  • The College will not finalize your pharmacist application until you have successfully completed PACE

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