Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP)

The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) is the registering and regulating body for pharmacy practice in Ontario. All persons within Ontario who wish to dispense prescriptions and sell products defined as drugs to the public must first have met the professional qualifications set by the College, and be registered as a pharmacist. Likewise, all pharmacies must meet certain standards for operations and be accredited by the College. In addition to setting initial standards, the College ensures ongoing adherence to the professional and operational standards.

OCP, originally incorporated in 1871, is set up under the Pharmacy Act, one of many health profession specific acts established under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) of Ontario. The RHPA is the umbrella legislation of the provincial government which bestows to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the duty to ensure that health professions are regulated in the public interest.

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Membership Information:

  • Student membership cost: Varies
  • How to register: Online