International Pharmacy Graduate - SPT

If you are currently an undergraduate from an international pharmacy program you are not eligible to begin the registration process in Ontario until after you graduate.

If you are a graduate from an international pharmacy program who applied for SPT Studentship before January 18, 2017 and began your SPT Studentship by March 1, 2017, you must follow the steps below to register as a pharmacist in Ontario. You will be required to successfully complete both SPT Studentship and Internship.

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 follow the registration pathway for international pharmacy graduates which includes the College’s Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE).

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, you are eligible to follow one of the other registration pathways for international pharmacy graduates depending on when you applied to begin the assessment for the College’s practice-based registration requirement.


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

Structured Practical Training (SPT)*


Step 4:

Register as an Intern

Structured Practical Training (SPT)*


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


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 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.