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Certification Requirements for a Defined Licence

Preamble

Only applicants with a clear path to a Full Licence will be granted a Defined Licence.

A requirement for full licensure is certification by one of the three Canadian certifying Colleges, either:

  1. the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC); OR
  2. the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC); OR
  3. the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ).

Policy

In order to be granted a Defined Licence, a physician must:

  1. already hold a certification through one of the above Canadian certifying Colleges; or
  2. be able to demonstrate their eligibility to obtain certification through an examination or an alternate route (practice eligibility); or
  3. eligible for certification through reciprocity. (The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is not bound to but does recognize the reciprocity of certifying Colleges.)

Eligibility for certification is at the discretion of the respective certifying Colleges. Refer to College “Guidance on Training and Certification Requirements for a Defined Licence in Nova Scotia”.

 

Approved by

Registration Committee, Council

Approval Date

April 6, 2018

May 25, 2018

Review Date

April 2020