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Offering options to meet language requirements

Classification: Health

Regulatory Body

Ontario College of PHARMACISTS

Ontario College of PHARMACISTS

Description

This practice provides alternatives to standardized testing to meet a language requirement.

The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) accepts various standardized language test scores and outlines the minimum scores required for each test it accepts. Applicants may submit alternate evidence to the registration committee to demonstrate that they meet the language requirement. The OCP informs applicants about its expectations for sufficient evidence and provides examples of evidence that they may submit.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to ensure adherence to published criteria, policies and procedures.
  • Helps to ensure quality of qualifications assessment decisions. Assessment tools and processes measure what they intend to measure and yield consistent results.
  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Helps to improve access to pre-immigration assessments.
  • Helps to improve communication with applicants.
  • Makes registration process more efficient and less complicated; timelines are improved, unnecessary steps are eliminated, use of resources is optimized.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Helps applicants better understand the registration process and what to expect.
  • Helps applicants better understand assessment of qualifications process and results of assessment.
  • Resources and alternative ways to meet registration requirements are available to applicants.
  • Helps applicants to understand what to expect to be licensed before coming to Canada.
  • Enables applicants to meet registration requirements in more efficient way; process is streamlined and registration requirements are relevant and fair.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Assessment of Qualifications
  • Fairness

Profession's Membership Size

Large (more than 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Apr 25, 2013