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Renew your Licence

Each year physicians must renew their medical licence. Annual licence renewal takes place in November.

Important Dates

  • Renewal opens each year in November
  • Licence renewals received after November 30 are subject to a late fee.
  • Failure to renew will result in your licence expiring on January 1:
    • You will not be allowed to practise medicine in Nova Scotia.
    • You will lose your hospital privileges.
    • You will not be paid through MSI or other insurers.

Prepare for Renewal

To renew your licence you need:

2021 Renewal Fees

DatesNovember 1-30December 1 – 31January
Renewal Fees$1,950.00$1,950.00$1,950.00
Late Fee$487.50$487.50
Reinstatement Fee$500.00
Total $1,950.00$2,437.50$2,937.50

We are here to help. 
Call 902-422-5823 or toll-free 1-877-282-7767
Email: renewalsupport@cpsns.ns.ca


Discontinue Your Licence

If you no longer want to practise medicine in Nova Scotia, you must notify us with the following information:

  • your name;
  • your licence number;
  • the date on which you will no longer need your medical licence;
  • the reason you no longer need the licence, such as retirement, leaving Nova Scotia, leave of absence, etc.;
  • your updated contact information; and
  • the location of your patient records.

Notify Us

Your licence may only be surrendered after you complete and return the form below and you receive consent from the Registrar.

Should someone file a complaint about you after you have discontinued your licence, you will still be subject to the College’s complaints procedure.

We are here to help. 
Call 902-422-5823 or toll-free 1-877-282-7767