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

This pathway is only open to graduates from an international pharmacy program who:

  • Successfully completed both parts of the PEBC Qualifying Exam for Pharmacists on the first attempt,
  • Began their SPT Studentship before March 1, 2017, and
  • Are currently completing their SPT Internship or have applied by January 18, 2018 to begin their SPT Internship.

If you did not begin your SPT Studentship by March 1, 2017, you are required to follow one of the two registration pathways for international pharmacy graduates which includes the College’s Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE).

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
  • 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

Step 2:

Register as a Student

Structured Practical Training (SPT)*

Step 3:

Apply to Register as an Intern

  • Login to your account to apply
  • Submit your request to a Registration Panel
  • Pay the intern 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

Further Requirements

  • Successfully complete any further education, training or other requirements as directed by the Panel

Register as an Intern

  • Obtain personal professional liability insurance

Structured Practical Training (SPT)*

Step 4:

Jurisprudence Exam*

Step 5:

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 10.5 months. Their entire registration process could be completed within 17 months.

Estimated fees paid to the College are: $325 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 or phone 416-962-4861 ext. 3400 or 1-800-220-1921 ext. 3400.