International Pharmacy Graduate - SPT

This pathway is only open to graduates from an international pharmacy program who began their SPT Studentship before March 1, 2017 and who 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 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

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

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: $325 plus the annual fee. These fees are outlined in the College By-Laws.

Estimated fees paid to third parties are: $18,505 plus the annual liability insurance premium.

*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.