Returning to Nova Scotia

Applicants who were previously registered with the NSCRT but surrendered their licence for a period of time will need to reapply for a practice licence with the NSCRT.  

Steps to re-registration with the NSCRT

1) Applicants must first contact the Registrar to reactivate their member profile.  Once the member profile has been reactivated, applicants must login using their previous member profile login information on the member login page of the NSCRT website.  Do not complete another initial application form.  If the applicant cannot recall login details, they must contact the Registrar.  All fields on member profiles must be updated.  Missing information will delay approval of the application.  To contact the registrar please email at or phone 902-423-3229.

2) Criminal Background Check, including a Vulnerable Sector check: Must accompany all new applications.  Original documents or notarized copies of original documents must be mailed to the Registrar.  Original documents will be copied and placed on the applicants file and the original document returned to the applicant.

3) Verification of identity must be submitted:  A copy of applicants passport or birth certificate.

4) Registration Verification Form:  Applicants are required to complete the Registration/Licensure Data Verification Form from the province they were registered.  Applicants will need to complete section A of the form, and ask the regulatory/licensing body to complete Section B and forward it to the NSCRT directly.  If the applicant has been practicing in an unregulated Canadian Jurisdiction they are required to have a letter of good character submitted to the NSCRT directly from the employer.

5) Practice Hours: Applicants must include verification from the employer their hours worked in the past four years (only if the applicant completed education more than four years ago).  

6) Submit the registration fee: Payments can be made via credit card, cheque, or certified money order.

Applications will be approved only after all required information has been received and approved. Applicants should allow up to 2 – 4 weeks for application processing. Once registered, applicants are required to comply with the NSCRT Continuing Competency Program and will be required to obtain professional liability insurance coverage of at least $2,000,000.00 once employed .  

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