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Who needs to be Licensed?

Individuals engaging in cosmetology for fee, gain, or expectation of reward or remuneration must be licensed by the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia by virtue of Bill No.119: An Act Respecting Cosmetology (the “Cosmetology Act.”)

How do you get Licensed?

The Cosmetology Act requires Cosmetologists practicing in Nova Scotia to receive formal training for a minimum number of hours in a registered school of cosmetology as specified by the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia’s By-Laws. A student enrolled in a program at a registered school of cosmetology must register for and successfully pass the Provincial Examination to legally practice cosmetology in Nova Scotia.

What if I Studied in a Different Province or Country?

The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia recognizes licence reciprocity, interprovincial standards (Red Seal,) and labour mobility policies. Cosmetologists from out of province or country seeking licensure in Nova Scotia must submit a Credential Review Application to the Association for assessment. Applications are reviewed on an individual basis. This process may take up to six to eight weeks. Applications must be submitted as a complete package, and the prescribed fee must be paid in full prior to assessment. Please contact Executive Assistant Kristy Gower to schedule an appointment if you require assistance with your application. Phone: (902) 468.6477 ext.203 or email: kristy@nscosmetology.ca

Credential Review Application
(Fee: $150+ HST)
Please fill out this form in its entirety. Include as much supporting documentation as possible, and pay special attention to the Application Checklist provided within the application.
Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3S 1A2
Office: (902) 468.6477
Fax: (902) 468.7147
Toll Free: (800) 765.8757

Dana Sharkey, Executive Director CAE
dana@nscosmetology.ca

General Inquiries
info@nscosmetology.ca
Hours of Operation
Mon. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tues. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wed. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thurs. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fri. 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Schools

Academy of Cosmetology
Hairdressing, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
363 Windmill Road, Dartmouth

Cape Breton Business College
Hairdressing, Esthetics
93 Johnston Street, Sydney

Eastern College
Makeup Artistry
7067 Chebucto Road, Halifax
Eastern Esthetics
Nail Technology
19 Crane Lake Drive, Halifax

Hair Design Centre
Hairdressing, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
278 Lacewood Drive, Halifax

Hair Masters
Hairdressing, Esthetics, Nail Technology
26 Archibald Avenue, North Sydney
Elevate Beauty Institute of Cosmetology
Hairdressing, Esthetics, Nail Technology
77 Crescent Drive, New Minas

NSCC Annapolis Campus
Hairdressing
50 Elliott Road, Middleton

NSCC Burridge Campus
Hairdressing, Esthetics, Nail Technology
372 Pleasant Street, Yarmouth
NSCC Marconi Campus
Hairdressing
1240 Grand Lake Road, Sydney

NSCC Pictou Campus
Hairdressing
39 Acadia Avenue, Stellarton

NSCC Strait Area Campus
Hairdressing
226 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury