The fee to take the examination is $126 + HST (payable to OCP).
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.
Once the exam has been scheduled, there is a $50 administrative fee (payable to Prometric) for any rescheduling changes (i.e. time and location) to the exam appointment.
The upcoming exam date and deadlines are:
- February 13, 2021 (Application closed due to capacity limit being reached)
- Requests for testing accommodations to be received no later than December 18, 2020
- June 9, 2021 (application will be available after the February exam date)
- Initial application deadline May 10, 2021
- Late applications may be accepted until June 1, 2021 only if there are spaces still available
- October 12, 2021 (application will be available after the June exam date)
- Initial application deadline September 12, 2021
- Late applications may be accepted until October 4, 2021 only if there are spaces still available
Candidates 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.
The exam is offered in select Prometric testing centres across Canada, and online by remote proctor (see Exam Format below).
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, NL
The Jurisprudence Exam is a computer-based test administered by Prometric, and offered onsite in testing centres or online by remote proctoring. The content of and testing platforms for the two exam formats are consistent.
Candidates who are considering taking the Jurisprudence exam as a remotely proctored exam should run a system readiness check to determine if their computer system is compatible to install the ProProctor application.
Candidates who choose the remotely proctored format of the exam are responsible for ensuring they meet the following technology and testing environment requirements:
- Computer, Software and Operating System (OS): Laptop or desktop computer and monitor that can support 1920×1080 screen resolution with a webcam (640x480p resolution), microphone enabled, download speed of 500Kpbs or higher, with Windows 7 or higher or for Mac OS 10.13 or higher operating requirements. Note: the exam does not have a mobile or tablet version; dual-monitor configurations are not permitted.
- Browser: Recent version of Google Chrome
- Internet connection: Hard wired internet connection is ideal as Wi-Fi sources can interrupt the examination. Tethering is not supported. Dedicated usage of the internet bandwidth for the duration the exam as other streaming (e.g., Netflix, YouTube) can limit the bandwidth and interrupt or lag the downloading of the virtual exam paper and resources.
- Power Source: Desktop or laptop is ideally connected to the power source to prevent any power disconnection for approximately 3 hours seat time for a 2.5 hour examination.
Testing Environment Requirements
The testing environment must be and remain comfortable, quiet and free of distractions during the scheduled seat time (i.e., approximately 3 hours for a 2.5 hour examination). This may include but is not limited to having:
- A cleared desk or tabletop
- A comfortable chair
- Adequate lighting
- A comfortable room temperature
- Limited noise from outside of the examination room (e.g., no construction, TV, conversation, music) that would interfere with their ability to take the examination or the ability of the proctor to monitor the examination
For more information, please review ProProctor candidate information.
The exam is offered in both English and French. To take the exam in French, candidates must submit a request at the time of application. Candidates who request to take 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.
If a candidate requires testing accommodations, they must submit a request as part of their examination application. The Guidelines for Testing Accommodations outlines the supporting documentation that is required. Requests and documentation must be submitted to email@example.com at least 45 days before the exam to allow time for follow up and confirmation of any approved accommodations.
A request for testing accommodations is not required for these personal items.
Candidates who wish to withdraw from an upcoming exam must submit a request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following timelines and fees will apply:
- Withdrawal request received at least 30 days before the exam date
- Jurisprudence Exam withdrawal fee; balance of Exam Application fee refunded
- Withdrawal request received less than 30 days before the exam date
- No refund of Exam Application fee
- If the candidate provides satisfactory evidence that the late withdrawal was due to illness, bereavement or compassionate circumstances, the Jurisprudence Exam withdrawal fee will be charged; the balance of the Exam Application fee will be refunded. The evidence supporting the late withdrawal request must be submitted as soon as possible. Such withdrawal requests will be considered on a case by case basis.
If you have questions about the Jurisprudence Exam, e-mail email@example.com.
If you are unable to access the online jurisprudence application form or the online registration system, email firstname.lastname@example.org.