Cross-Border Practice

Registration information for the applicants, currently registered and clinically practicing in another Canadian Jurisdiction and applying for a Provisional, Cross Border Practice License to practice in NS:

    • Currently employed as a physiotherapist in a Canadian jurisdiction and applying to practice in Nova Scotia through a Provisional, Cross Border Practice License
    • Are not currently suspended or under investigation in another jurisdiction.


  • Have a total of 1200 practice hours in the preceding 5 yrs

You must complete the Temporary Registration Application for licensure in the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists (NSCP) and submit the completed application form along with the following:

  1. A Regulatory History (Download and complete form) from the previous or current jurisdiction you have practiced in, including practice hours 
  2. Proof of current Malpractice Insurance
  3. A written description of your clinical experience along with the reason for, and specifics of, the application.

*PLEASE NOTE: The application fee for Temporary and Cross Border licenses is a non-refundable administration fee. Please read the guidelines and be sure you are eligible before submitting your application. The completion of the licensing process may take up to 5 business days once all the documentation and fees have been  received.