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:
  • Bridging Education*
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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 PEBC evaluation process and the bridging education required.

Estimated fees paid to OCP are $599 plus the annual fee. These fees are outlined in the College By-Laws.

Estimated fees paid to third parties (excluding the PEBC evaluation process and any bridging education) are $2,435 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 or 1-800-220-1921 ext. 3400.