Jurisprudence Exam

The Jurisprudence Exam is an entry-to-practice requirement for registration as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician in Ontario. Candidates must complete the exam no more than three years before submitting their final application for registration as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician in Ontario.


The examination is offered four times per year in February, May, August and November.


Quick Facts:

  • You may attempt the examination a maximum of three times in any 24 month period
  • If you wish to withdraw from the exam you must submit a request in writing
  • You should complete the Jurisprudence curriculum within your education program before attempting the exam (if applicable)
  • The fee to write the examination is $100 + HST
  • A French version of the exam is available upon request
  • Requests for testing accommodations will be considered on an individual basis
  • You should not attempt the jurisprudence exam until you are within three years of your application for final registration as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician

Exam Protocol:

You must read the Jurisprudence Examination Candidate Protocol before attending the exam.

Some key points for exam day:

  • Arrive at least 30 minutes early
  • Bring at least one acceptable piece of government-issued photo identification
  • Bring a pencil and eraser
  • Labels must be removed from water bottles
  • References will be provided  — NAPRA Drug Schedules and OCP Prescription Regulation Summary (also available in French)

If you have questions about the Jurisprudence Exam e-mail jurisprudence@ocpinfo.com