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July 2020 Update

Beginning this Fall, the Jurisprudence Exam will be a computer-based exam offered in select testing centres across Canada and online as a remotely proctored exam.

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) will be eligible to write the exam. Once 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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are following public health measures to prevent the spread of the virus and to help ensure the safety of candidates, staff and all others involved with the administration of the exam. Information about COVID-19 safety precautions at testing centres will be provided closer to the exam. date.

Apply for the Exam

To apply for the Jurisprudence Exam, candidates must have opened a file with the College (including submitting any supporting documentation, identification and initial application fee), and received confirmation of their eligibility to write the exam. Candidates who are eligible to write the exam can access the application in their online profile.


Exam Fees

The fee to write the examination is $125 + HST.

Late applications may be accepted after the exam deadline only if there are spaces still available. A late payment fee of $63.00 (+HST) applies. Note: Due to the Covid pandemic, the late fee is waived for the October and November exams.

Exam Dates

In 2020, the exam is offered in October and November with the following deadlines. The online application for these exams will be available in late August. Candidates for the 2020 exams should submit their application as early as possible as there will be limited seats and COVID-19 physical distancing requirements may affect spacing and capacity at the testing centres.

Beginning in 2021, the exam will be offered three times per year in February, June and October. Dates for 2021 will be posted soon.

  • October 8, 2020 (application deadline September 17, 2020)
    • Requests for testing accommodations to be received no later than September 3, 2020
  • November 11, 2020 (application deadline October 21, 2020)
    • Requests for testing accommodations to be received no later than October 7, 2020
Exam Locations

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

Testing centres are located in:

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

Candidates who wish to withdraw from an upcoming exam must submit a request in writing at least three weeks before the exam date to if they wish to receive a partial refund. Please note that all withdrawals are subject to a 50% non-refundable fee. No refunds are provided for late withdrawal requests submitted within three weeks of the exam date unless considered as outlined below for illness, bereavement or compassionate circumstances:

Late Exam Withdrawal due to Illness, Bereavement or Compassionate Circumstances

Candidates who wish to withdraw from the exam within three weeks up to, and including, the day of the exam must submit a request in writing, before or on the day of the exam, to In addition, the candidate will be required to submit documentation to support the reasons for the late withdrawal request as soon as possible. Please note that such withdrawal requests will be considered on a case by case basis for a partial refund of 50% of the application fee.


The exam is offered in both English and French. To write the exam in French, candidates must submit a request at the time of application. Candidates who request to write the exam in French will receive the French translation of the exam, as well as the OCP Prescription Regulation Summary Chart in French. The NAPRA Drug Schedules document is available only in English.

Testing Accommodations

If a candidate requires testing accommodations, they must submit a request along with their examination application. The Guidelines for Testing Accommodations outlines the supporting documentation that is required. Requests must be submitted at least five weeks before the exam to allow time for follow up and confirmation of any approved accommodations.

If you have questions about the Jurisprudence Exam, e-mail

If you are unable to access the online jurisprudence application form or the online registration system, email