Renew your Licence
Each year physicians must renew their medical licence. Annual licence renewal takes place in November.
- 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:
Your login credentials for Member Services
- Your username (This is your email on file with the College.)
- Your password (If you have forgotten your password, you will be prompted to reset it.)
Certificate of Professional Conduct (CPC)
If you have practised outside the province in the last year, you must obtain a Certificate of Professional Conduct for each of the jurisdictions in which you practised. If this applies to you, your CPCs are required before your licence will be renewed. As it may take several weeks for other jurisdictions to provide a CPC, please make the request as soon as possible.
Your liability insurance number
You will be asked to provide your liability insurance number. In most cases this is your Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) membership number.
A record of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Generally, physicians must have met the minimum annual requirements for Continuing Professional Development prior to renewal of licensure. Because of the pandemic, there is a one-year extension on meeting your minimum CPD requirements. However, you must still be enrolled with and meet the standards of the:
A valid credit card for payment
Please ensure you have your credit card available for online payment of your licence. Once we have approved and renewed your licence and received payment we will email you a confirmation of licensure and a receipt. Note: Keep this confirmation of licensure for privileging and tax purposes.
2021 Renewal Fees
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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.
Your licence may only be surrendered after you complete and return the form below and you receive consent from the Registrar.
- Fill out the Practice Closure and/or Discontinuance of Licence Form (PDF)
- Send your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 902-422-5035
Should someone file a complaint about you after you have discontinued your licence, you will still be subject to the College’s complaints procedure.