Provincial Examinations at the Cosmetology Association have resumed. 

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Upon attending the provincial examination, you must arrive with:
  • A non-medical face mask (must be worn at all times)
  • A face shield (if scheduled for an esthetics exam [Facial Hair Removal, Eyelashes, Make-up Artistry, and Nail Technology), must be worn while performing a service]
  • Gloves
  • Disinfectant or Disinfectant Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
If you do not arrive with the above items, you will be rescheduled
     for exam and marked DNA (a reschedule fee will apply).
     for exam and marked DNA (a reschedule fee will apply).

When you arrive for your exam please line up in the front of the building following social distancing protocol (at least 6 feet apart) until you are able to enter the building (someone will notify you when it’s time). Your model can accompany you.

Every individual entering the building will be screened for COVID-19 prior to beginning examination.

Hands must be washed with soap and water prior to entering the exam area (facilities available).

When you enter the examination area, a designated seat will be assigned to you with your Cosmetology Association Member number displayed on the desk and/or station.

Please arrive at least 20 minutes early for your scheduled exam.

If you have any questions, please contact the Cosmetology Association’s Exam Co-ordinator, Jill Gallagher, at (902) 468-6477, Ext. 206.

Thank you.
The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
Cosmetology Association (NS)
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 3:00

*Holiday or Weather closures/cancellations will be noted in the Calendar
Office: (902)468-6477
Fax: (902)468-7147
Toll Free: (800)765-8757

General Inquiries

Provincial Exam Information

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE



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