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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

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 902-482-5825 or toll-free 1-877-282-7767


Frequently Asked Questions

I didn’t receive an email notification to renew my licence, should I contact the College?

Please check the junk and/or spam folders. If you do not find an email from the College, we may have an incorrect email address for you. Contact renewal support at renewalsupport@cpsns.ns.ca or 902-482-5825 to confirm your information.

What if I can’t log in to the website to renew?

If you cannot log in, please do the following:

  1. Check your spelling.
  2. Check your capitalization – your password is case-sensitive.
  3. Reset your password – if you have forgotten your password, or do not have a password, you can:
    • Click on Re-set your password.
    • Enter the email address you have on file with the College.
    • Click on Submit.
    • Check your email for a link to set a new password – this will come from DO NOT REPLY – CPSNS. Check your spam or junk folders.If you do not receive an email to reset your password, contact us at renewalsupport@cpsns.ns.ca or 902-482-5825, or toll-free 1-877-282-7767.
  4. Try logging in later; the site may busy or undergoing maintenance.

What if I have technical problems with the Member Services portal or renewal form?

Please use a desktop or laptop to renew. If you have trouble, please try the following:

  1. Try a different browser. We recommend Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.
  2. Use a secure wifi network. If you are on public wifi at a hospital or clinic, our security may block you. Try logging on to a password secured network.
  3. Delete your browser history, close your browser, and then open it again to start a new session.

Is technical assistance available?

Yes. Technical assistance is available Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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How do I obtain a confirmation of licence renewal and receipt?

A confirmation of licensure and receipt for payment will be sent to you by email once we review and approve your renewal.