Returning to Practice in NS
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 (registered in Canadian jurisdict prior to March 1999)
- 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:
- Payment completed for the current registration fee as appropriate in Canadian funds
- A Regulatory History from the previous or current jurisdictions you have practiced in, including practice hours (If applicable)
- Proof of current Malpractice Insurance
- Updated Resume/Curriculum Vitae with a chronological listing of previous education & employment, including a description of your clinical and non-clinical experience.
- Letters from two References one of which must be a professional reference from Employer or Supervisor
- A Vulnerable Sector check or International Criminal Record check if practicing outside of Canada
- Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
- Unmounted Passport size photo (not needed if submitting passport document)
- 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 national written exam in order to be eligible for registration.