Apply for a Licence
Applying for a Licence? Follow these steps:
- Determine if you meet the College’s requirements for a licence. We highly recommend you review the information provided in the College’s Registration Policies. A refund of fees will not be considered for decisions of ineligibility. If at any time you need help, please contact the Registration Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit physiciansapply.ca where you will need to create an account if you do not already have one. For more information visit Frequently Asked Questions about physiciansapply.ca.
- Complete the Application for Medical Registration (AMR) in physiciansapply.ca. There is a non-refundable fee for this process.
- Provide all required information where applicable, including all postgraduate training, practice history and licences held. Not providing this information could slow the application process down.
- The College will review your application and provide you with a list of documentation required to complete your file. When all required documentation has been received, your file will be reviewed by the College’s Registrar for a final decision.
- If your application is approved, you will be issued a licence that permits you to practise medicine in Nova Scotia. If your application is not approved, the College will provide you with a reason(s) for the denial.
- Please note, there are new supervision requirements for physicians holding a defined licence.
Completing an application takes time for such reasons as:
- Obtaining documents from third parties. Third party documents can include: reference letters, criminal record checks and Certificates of Professional Conduct.
- Completing an assessment.
- English language testing.
Once all required documentation has been received by the College licences are typically granted within several days. A physician can begin their practice only when they have received confirmation from the College that a licence has been granted.