Day of the Exam

COVID-19 Notice

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 to be able to enter the test centre building.

Candidates should review all of the Jurisprudence Exam pages, and all Prometric information that is relevant to test takers including What to Expect on Test Day before the day of the exam.

Candidates are expected to read and understand the Rules of Conduct before the day of the exam, and will be required to accept these rules before they may proceed into the exam.

Candidates may wish to view the Demonstration Tutorial before the day of the exam. This tutorial includes a Practice Sample Test, and allows the candidate to read the instructions for and practise navigating in the computer-based test format. The correct responses for the sample test are available on the Sample Questions page.

Candidates will be under video surveillance in the testing centres and while online for remote proctoring.

What to Bring

Candidates will be required to present one form of valid, government-issued identification which includes a recent, recognizable photograph and signature. The candidate’s first and last name on the identification presented at the test centre must match the candidate’s first and last name on file with the College.

Examples of acceptable identification include:

  • Canadian passport
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • Driver’s license issued in Canada
  • International Passport

Please Note: Provincial health cards are not considered acceptable forms of identification due to Ontario’s health privacy law.

Candidates should also bring their Prometric Scheduling Confirmation E-mail. They may be asked to present this to the text centre personnel or proctor.

Arrival/Set Up

Candidates testing at Prometric Test Centres should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment time, factoring in time for travel, weather conditions and screening measures at the test centre.

Candidates taking a remotely proctored exam should plan to begin the process 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time, and must ensure their technology is operational prior to the date and time of the exam.

Candidates who arrive or log in after their scheduled appointment time are not guaranteed a seat to take the exam due to potential scheduling conflicts with subsequent Jurisprudence Exam candidates and Prometric’s other test takers.

Starting the Exam

Candidates must review and accept a Non-Disclosure Agreement which includes abiding by the Rules of Conduct.

A brief tutorial with an overview of the navigation and features of the computer-based format of the exam will be available prior to the start time of the exam. Candidates are strongly encouraged to review the tutorial in the time provided before starting the exam.

During the Exam

The exam is 2.5 hours long. Candidates should be prepared for a 3 hour seat time.

Candidates will have access to the NAPRA National Drug Schedules and the OCP Prescription Regulation Summary chart (reformatted March 2021), each provided as a searchable electronic .pdf document. The Prescription Regulation Summary chart is available in French for candidates who select the French translated exam on their application.

Candidates will not be able to access the internet, and are not permitted to use any electronic devices including but not limited to phones, cameras, recording devices, wireless headsets/earphones/earbuds, smart watches, fitness trackers and calculators.

There are no scheduled breaks during the examination. Any candidate who wishes to take an unscheduled break must raise their hand and a proctor will sign them out of the test room. When returning, the candidate must sign back in with all security checks. The exam timer on the screen will continue to count down. The exam timer does not stop during an unscheduled break, and candidates do not receive additional exam time.

If an exam administration incident occurs, the candidate should immediately notify a Prometric proctor so that the issue can be addressed and resolved. Prometric will inform the College of any exam incidents.

Before Ending the Exam Session

Candidates will have the option of completing a post-exam survey if they believe an incident may not have been satisfactorily resolved or it may have impacted their performance. Unresolved exam administration issues must be reported on the post-exam survey before ending the exam session. The College will review all of these reports.

After Ending the Exam Session

Candidates may exit the exam room at any time when they have finished the exam.

The Non-Disclosure Agreement forbids candidates from discussing the exam with anyone including other candidates they encounter as they exit the exam room and testing centre.

Day of the Exam FAQs

What should I do if I have an emergency on the day of the exam?

If you believe, for whatever reason, that you are unable to do your best on the day of the exam, you are encouraged not to attempt the exam. You must inform the College of your decision not to take the exam in writing at jurisprudence@ocpinfo.com before the exam begins. You must also cancel your appointment with Prometric. For more information, please see Apply for the Exam > Exam Withdrawals.

What should I do if I am running late on the day of the exam?

If you know that you will not arrive until after your scheduled appointment time, follow the instructions for late arrivals/set up on the Prometric Scheduling Confirmation Email.

What should I do if I have technical difficulties while taking the exam?

If you experience any technical difficulties at any time during the exam, notify the Prometric proctor immediately so that the issue can be addressed and resolved. If the technical issues cannot be resolved and cannot be reported on the post-exam survey, contact the College directly as soon as possible to report your issue. Prometric will notify the College of any incidents that it becomes aware of, and the College will follow up accordingly.

If you have questions about the Jurisprudence Exam, e-mail jurisprudence@ocpinfo.com.