Prepare for the Exam


Beginning with the June 2024 sitting, exam questions will reflect the class exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, subsection 56(1). This e-learning module will help you check your understanding of applying the exemption in practice.


For all exam takers – Candidates may wish to view the Demonstration Tutorial to familiarize themselves with the navigation and features of the computer-based testing platform. The tutorial includes a Practice Sample Test with examples of the style and format of exam questions. The correct responses are available on the Sample Questions page.

For remotely proctored exam takers – Candidates who are considering taking the Jurisprudence, Ethics and Professionalism exam as a remotely proctored (i.e., online, supervised) exam should run a system readiness check to determine if their computer system is compatible to install the required ProProctor application. Please see the Apply for the Exam page for information about the technology requirements for this exam delivery option.


Free resources are provided by the College to support candidates in preparing for the Jurisprudence, Ethics and Professionalism exam. Please note the College does not endorse or recommend any external exam preparation courses, materials or providers.

Candidates should review the Exam Blueprint to understand the key topic areas that will be tested and the relative weight of each topic area. These sample questions show the general format of the exam questions.

The College has created e-learning modules that are listed below to reinforce key topics from the legislation. To prepare for the exam, candidates can use these modules and should study the official legislation. Experience applying the legislation in practice is also helpful in preparing for the exam.

Candidates should review the Day of the Exam page and the Rules of Conduct well before the day of the exam.

Study Materials by Topic Area

For each topic area of the exam blueprint, key pieces of legislation and supporting resources are listed below. All content included in the following resources may be tested. 

The legislation and e-modules use the term “member” to describe a person who is registered with the College, while other references on OCP’s website use the term “registrant”. These terms can be thought of as interchangeable. Additionally, the term “pharmacy professional” encompasses pharmacists, pharmacy interns, registered pharmacy students, and pharmacy technicians.

Similarly, the legislation and e-modules use the terms “Council” and “Council member”, while other references on OCP’s website use the term “Board” and “Board member” when referring to the College’s governing body. These terms can also be thought of as interchangeable.

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