Internationally Educated Pharmacy Technician Applicant

In fall 2024, the College will be transitioning from the Structured Practical Training (SPT) program to the Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE) model for pharmacy technician applicants.

The last day for pharmacy technician applicants to apply for SPT is September 3, 2024. Learn more


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

If you do not have an international pharmacy degree or diploma that is recognized by the PEBC, you cannot pursue registration as a pharmacy technician through this pathway.  Instead, you must graduate from a CCAPP-accredited Canadian pharmacy technician program.

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Note: An alternative option to this bridging education would be to successfully complete a CCAPP-accredited pharmacy technician program and register with OCP through the registration pathway for CCAPP graduates.

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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 format selected for each of the bridging education courses.

Estimated fees paid to OCP are $691 plus the annual fee. These fees are outlined in the College By-Laws.

Estimated fees paid to third parties are $6,675 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.

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