Jurisprudence Exam

Important Notices Regarding the Jurisprudence Exam

1. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Prometric testing centres open and operate in compliance with public health orders. Please see Prometric’s list of test centre closures. If a candidate’s testing appointment is impacted, Prometric will notify them to cancel or reschedule their exam. If time and capacity permit, the candidate may be able to switch to the remote testing format.

Candidates must meet the test centre’s COVID-19 screening criteria and (as required by the test centre’s jurisdiction) show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to be able to enter the test centre building. Check with the specific test centre for their policy regarding alternatives to proof of vaccination such as a recent negative COVID-19 test.

2. With the upcoming changes to the College’s registration and quality assurance regulations, only candidates who have fully completed their education requirements (i.e., graduated from an approved pharmacy program or required bridging education program) are eligible to take the exam. Once these regulations are approved, the exam must be successfully completed within the two years prior to submitting a final application to register as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician.

The Jurisprudence Exam is an entry-to-practice requirement for registration as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician in Ontario. It assesses a candidate’s knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting pharmacy practice in Ontario as part of the “Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities” competency from the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians at Entry-to-Practice. The exam is based on an examination blueprint that has been approved by the Registration Committee.

Candidates should check the relevant pharmacist or pharmacy technician registration pathway to see when they are eligible to take the exam.

The exam is offered in both English and French.

Requests for testing accommodations will be considered on an individual basis when received with the application at least 45 days before the exam date.

Exam Dates

The exam is offered three times per year in February, June and October. Exam dates are posted on the Apply for the Exam page.

Exam Locations

The exam is offered in select Prometric testing centres across Canada, and online by remote proctor.

Testing centres are located in:

  • Ontario – Hamilton, London, Mississauga, Ottawa, North York, Toronto (downtown)
  • Quebec – Quebec City, Montreal (Pointe-Claire)
  • Western Provinces – Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Regina, SK; Saskatoon, SK; Vancouver, BC; Winnipeg, MB
  • Eastern Provinces – Dartmouth, NS; St. John’s, NFLD