Undergraduate from ACPE Pharmacy Program

If you are currently an undergraduate from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program and you wish to work as a pharmacy student or take the Jurisprudence Exam before you graduate, follow the steps below:

If you intend to pursue registration as a pharmacist in Ontario once you graduate, you must enroll in the Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada (see Step 3 for further details) after you have graduated from your pharmacy program.

Step 1:
Step 2 (optional):
Step 3:
Step 4:
  • Jurisprudence Exam*
  • PEBC Qualifying Exam*
    • Successfully complete Parts I and II of the PEBC Qualifying Exam for pharmacists
    • This exam is administered by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
    • If you are enrolled with the Gateway, the College will confirm your results with the Gateway
    • If you are not enrolled in the Gateway, you must submit your PEBC number to the College so that your results can be confirmed
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 pharmacist in Ontario.

Following graduation from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program, a person who plans ahead to meet application deadlines and completes the requirements in the minimum time required may complete the process within three months.

Estimated fees paid to the College are $782 plus the annual fee. These fees are outlined in the College By-Laws.

Estimated fees paid to third parties are $3,045 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.