Jurisprudence Exam

Jurisprudence Exam Update June 2020:

We have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the May Jurisprudence exam and postpone the upcoming August exam to the Fall (date to be confirmed) due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, we are supporting public health measures to prevent the spread of the virus, and helping to ensure the safety of candidates, staff and all others involved with the administration of the exam.

In order to support candidates to move forward with their registration as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, we are working quickly to transition the Jurisprudence exam from its current paper-based format to a computer-based delivery. More information about the availability of the computer-based exam will be shared in the coming months, and we expect the online application for the Fall exam to be available in August.

We advise all candidates to regularly monitor the OCP website and e-Connect for updates on the Jurisprudence exam. For questions or concerns, please contact Registration Programs-Jurisprudence at jurisprudence@ocpinfo.com

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 $125 + 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