Returning to Practice
Registration information for the applicants returning to work and who were previously licensed in NS, or in a Canadian Jurisdiction:
- Previously employed as a physiotherapist in Canada or Nova Scotia and returning to work in Nova Scotia.
- Completed the PCE or were Grandfathered in
- Are not currently suspended or under investigation in another jurisdiction
- Have a total of 1200 practice hours in the preceding 5 yrs. (if you graduated 2 or more years ago).
You must complete the Initial Registration Form for licensure in the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists (NSCP) and return the completed Registration form along with the following:
- A cheque, money order or Visa/MasterCard number for the current registration fee as appropriate in Canadian funds
- A letter of good standing from the previous or current jurisdiction you have practiced in, including practice hours (If applicable)
- Proof of Malpractice Insurance
- Updated Resume/Curriculum Vitae with a chronological listing of previous education & employment, including a description of your clinical and non-clinical experience.
If you are new to Nova Scotia you will also need to Submit
- Unmounted Passport size photo
- Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
- Proof of PCE completion if applicable
*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 do not meet the 1200 hours requirement and have previously completed the national exam (PCE), you will be required to do a re-entry program. If you have not done the PCE process previously, you will be required to complete the PCE in order to be eligible for registration.