Currently Practicing Outside of Nova Scotia

Refer to Flow Chart and Registration Checklist and Registration Guide

Registration information for the applicants who currently work in Canada and have completed the PCE:

    • Graduate of an accredited Canadian University Physiotherapy Program

OR

    • Graduate of a non- Canadian University Physiotherapy Program and were credentialed

AND

  • Have Completed the PCE process
      And
    • Are Canadian citizen or are legally entitled to work in Canada
    • Have a total of 1200 practice hours in the preceding 5 yrs (if applicable)

In order to be granted a Full Practicing License you must complete the Online Registration for licensure in the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists (NSCP). Please review the Registration Guidelines and the Registration Checklist and upload  the following documents with your registration application:

  1. A notarized copy of your physiotherapy diploma/degree
  2. A photocopy of your birth certificate / passport
  3. Payment  for the current registration fee as appropriate in Canadian funds.
  4. A letter of good standing from the previous or current jurisdiction you have practiced in, including practice hours (See NOTE below)
  5. Proof of professional Liability Insurance
  6.  Passport size photograph
  7. Updated Resume/Curriculum Vitae with a chronological listing of previous education & employment, including a description of your clinical and non-clinical experience
  8. Reference letters from two of either a personal reference, work reference or professional reference.

Registration information for the applicants who currently work in Canada but do not have the PCE:

    • Graduate of a Canadian University Physiotherapy Program and were registered to practice in a Canadian province prior to March 22, 1999.

OR

    • Graduate of a Non- Canadian University Physiotherapy Program and were registered to practice in a Canadian province prior to March 01, 1994.

AND

  • Have not Completed the PCE process
      And
    • Are Canadian citizen or are legally entitled to work in Canada
    • Have a total of 1200 practice hours in the preceding 5 yrs (if applicable)

In order to be granted a Full Practicing License you must complete the Initial Registration Form for licensure in the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists (NSCP). Please review the Registration Guidelines and the Registration Checklist and return the completed Registration form along with the following:

  1. A notarized copy of your physiotherapy diploma/degree
  2. A photocopy of your birth certificate / passport
  3. Payment for the current registration fee as appropriate in Canadian funds.
  4. A Regulatory History from the previous or current jurisdiction you have practiced in, including practice hours (See NOTE below)
  5. Proof of Professional Liability Insurance
  6. Passport size photograph
  7. Updated Resume/Curriculum Vitae with a chronological listing of previous education & employment, including a description of your clinical and non-clinical experience
  8. A letter from the Canadian jurisdiction in which you were registered prior to March 22, 1999 (or March 1994 if non-Canadian trained)) confirming your registration to practice in that jurisdiction.
  9. Reference letters from two of either a personal reference, work reference or professional reference.

*PLEASE NOTE: The completion of the licensing process may take up to a maximum of 5 business days after the College receives all fees and documentation.

NOTE: If you are currently registered in a Canadian Province or territory and do not meet any of the above scenarios, then you can apply under  Labour Mobility . This means that you iclude all the required forms and documents and we will review your application against our current licensing categories and determine where you fit in.