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Information on Pharmacy Technician Registration

Graduates from the Pharmacy Technician program at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning must be registered with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) to practice as Pharmacy Technicians in the province of Ontario. The Ontario College of Pharmacists is the body that is responsible for regulating the profession of pharmacy in Ontario which includes the issuance of certificates of registration for pharmacy students, interns, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

The requirements for registration (‘licensure’) with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) include successful completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Qualifying Examination for Pharmacy Technicians, the Ontario College of Pharmacists Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Examination and Structured Practical Training (SPT). The Ontario College of Pharmacists’ SPT requirements consist of a 12 week practical training placement completed in an approved pharmacy practice setting after graduation.

Communications regarding structured practical training, the jurisprudence examination, registration as a pharmacy technician in the province of Ontario should be addressed to:

Client Services, Ontario College of Pharmacists,
483 Huron Street, Toronto, ON, M5R 2R4
Telephone: 416.962.4861 ext. 3000

Information on the PEBC Qualifying Examination can be obtained from:

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada,
717 Church Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2M4
Telephone: 416.979.2431