Currently a Pharmacy Assistant in Canada

This pathway to registration is now closed. However, some applicants who are already in the process may proceed. Please read carefully to ensure you qualify to pursue this pathway to registration:


1. Did you successfully complete the OCP Certification Exam, or the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Evaluating Exam prior to January 1, 2012?

NO — You do not qualify for this pathway to registration. Enroll in a CCAPP-Accredited Pharmacy Technician Education Program to pursue registration as a pharmacy technician in Ontario.

YES — Continue to question 2.

2. Did you successfully complete all four courses of the National Bridging Education Program prior to January 1, 2015?

NO — You do not qualify for this pathway to registration. Enroll in a CCAPP-Accredited Pharmacy Technician Education Program to pursue registration as a pharmacy technician in Ontario.

YES — You qualify for this pathway.


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Step 2


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Step 4


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 pharmacy technician in Ontario.


An applicant who is still eligible to follow this registration pathway and who plans ahead to meet application deadlines could complete the rest of their registration process within six months.

Estimated fees paid to OCP are $475 plus the annual fee. These fees are outlined in the College By-Laws.

Estimated fees paid to third parties are $1,550 plus annual liability insurance premium.

This estimate does not include the costs of the initial entrance exam for this pathway or the National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program.


*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