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).

Refer to Flow Chart and Registration Checklist and Registration Guide

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:

    1. A cheque, money order or Visa/MasterCard number for the current registration fee as appropriate in Canadian funds
    2. A letter of good standing from the previous or current jurisdiction you have practiced in, including practice hours (If applicable)
    3. Proof of Malpractice Insurance
    4. 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

  1. Unmounted Passport size photo
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
  3. 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.