International Pharmacy Graduate - SPT

This pathway is to registration is now closed. If you have successfully completed your SPT Internship, you must register as a pharmacist within two years after the end of your Internship. Please see Steps 5 and 6.

If you did not begin your SPT Studentship by March 1, 2017, you are required 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

Step 2:

PEBC Document Evaluation & Evaluating Exam

  • Your education and professional credentials must be evaluated and ruled acceptable as part of the PEBC Document Evaluation
  • Successfully complete the PEBC Evaluating Exam
  • These are administered by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
  • 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 results with the Gateway and create your OCP account; you do not have to pay the College's pre-registration fee

Step 3:

IPG Program*

Register as a Student

  • Obtain personal professional liability insurance
  • Login to your account to apply while you are currently enrolled in the IPG Program
  • Submit evidence of language proficiency. If you have submitted language proficiency test scores to the Gateway, please inform the College by email so that your test scores can be confirmed
  • Pay the student application fee
  • Complete the Declaration of Good Character
  • The College will confirm you have started the IPG Program before you may proceed

Structured Practical Training (SPT)*

  • Successfully complete the SPT Studentship

Step 4:

Register as an Intern

  • Obtain personal professional liability insurance
  • Login to your account to apply
  • Pay the intern application fee
  • Complete the Declaration of Good Character
  • Your evidence of language proficiency must be current to proceed
  • The College will confirm that you have successfully completed the IPG Program before you may proceed

Structured Practical Training (SPT)*

  • Successfully complete the SPT Internship

Step 5:

Jurisprudence Exam*

PEBC Qualifying Exam*

  • Successfully complete Parts I and II of the PEBC Qualifying Exam for pharmacists
  • You may complete this exam at any point after you have completed Step 2
  • This exam is administered by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
  • Please provide the College with your PEBC ID number so that your results can be confirmed with the Gateway

Step 6:

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.

Following graduation from the IPG Program, a person who plans ahead to meet application deadlines and is able to complete each requirement in the minimum time may complete the remaining registration process within seven months. Their entire registration process could be completed within 17 months. Some applicants may require two to three years.

Estimated fees paid to the College are: $369 plus the annual fee. These fees are outlined in the College By-Laws.


Estimated fees paid to third parties are: $18,570 plus the annual liability insurance premium.


*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.