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

Follow the steps below to register as a pharmacist in Ontario if you are graduate from an international pharmacy program who:

  1. Passed both parts of the PEBC Qualifying Exam for Pharmacists on the first attempt,
  2. Has chosen not to complete part or all of the IPG program,
  3. Applied for SPT Studentship before January 18, 2017, and
  4. Began your SPT Studentship by March 1, 2017.

You will be required to successfully complete both SPT Studentship and Internship.

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

If you applied on or after January 18, 2017 or did not begin your SPT Studentship with your initially identified preceptor by March 1, 2017, you are required to follow one of the other 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


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 ext. 3400 or 1-800-220-1921 ext. 3400.