Currently Practicing Outside of Nova Scotia

Refer to Flow Chart and Document Checklist and Registration Guide

Registration information for the applicants who are currently working  in Canada 

    • Have Completed the PCE process or are Grandfathered
    • 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 License in the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists (NSCP), you must complete the Online Registration for licensure.  Please review the Registration Guidelines and the Registration Checklist and upload  the following documents with your registration application:

  1. A photocopy of your birth certificate / passport
  2. Payment  for the current registration fee as appropriate in Canadian funds.
  3. A Regulatory History  from any jurisdiction you have practiced in in the previous 5 years, including practice hours (See NOTE below)
  4. Proof of current professional Liability Insurance
  5. Passport size photograph (not needed if using passport document)
  6. Updated Resume/Curriculum Vitae with a chronological listing of previous education & employment, including a description of your clinical and non-clinical experience
  7. Reference letters from two of either a personal reference, work reference or professional reference.
  8.  A valid Vulnerable Sector check.

  • *PLEASE NOTE: The completion of the licensing process may take up to a maximum of 2 business days after the College receives all fees and documentation.

NOTE: If you are currently registered in a Canadian Province or territory you can apply under  Labour Mobility . This means that you complete the application process, butas indicated above, we have omitted some of the required documents that you already produced for licensure in another Canadian jurisdiction. We will match your registration status in NS to your current permit status as closely as allowed for in our registration categories.