International Pharmacy Technician Applicant

If you are an international pharmacy technician applicant, follow the steps below to register as a pharmacy technician in Ontario.

Step 1:
  • PEBC Certification Process
    • Successfully complete the PEBC process to become eligible to apply for the PEBC Pharmacy Technician Qualifying Exam.
    • This process is administered by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
    • Your education and professional credentials must be evaluated and ruled acceptable as part of the PEBC application process
Step 2:
Step 3:
  • Structured Practical Training (SPT)*
Step 4:
Step 5:

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.

 

Timelines can vary depending on the schedule used to complete the bridging program. An international pharmacy technician applicant who completes all four courses one at a time and all other requirements in the minimum time could complete their entire registration process within 30 months. Individuals who take courses at the same time and/or use the PLAR option may complete the process within 12 to 15 months.

Estimated fees paid to OCP are $594 plus the annual fee. These fees are outlined in the College By-Laws.

Estimated fees paid to third parties are $3,984 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 or 1-800-220-1921 ext. 3400.