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Who can apply for a Temporary Licence (Visitor)?

A person who practices cosmetology outside of Nova Scotia and who wishes to practice cosmetology in Nova Scotia for a short duration (1 year or less) may apply for a Temporary Licence (Visitor).

How to apply?

An individual looking to obtain a Temporary Licence (Visitor) is required to complete Schedule D outlining his/her qualifications to engage in the practice of cosmetology and pay the appropriate fee set out in Schedule B (listed below).  Applicants are required to attach a copy of their current licence or certification when submitting application.  Upon completion of both (application & fee(s)), an individual may be issued a Temporary Licence (Visitor) by the Executive Director to be valid for a specified period in accordance with the criteria prescribed by the by-laws.

One-time Administrative Fee $55 plus applicable taxes (upon submission)
Visitor Licence Fee $75 plus applicable taxes (upon approval)

Applications can be submitted by fax (902) 468-7147, email info@nscosmetology.ca, or walk-in.  Once applications are received, they are passed along to the Executive Director for review. 

Upon approval, applicants will be issued a Temporary Licence (Visitor) with an expiry date of one year from approval. 
Once your Temporary Licence (Visitor) becomes expired, you will be required to re-apply to continue engaging in the practice of cosmetology in the Province of Nova Scotia.

Important: The Executive Director may impose conditions or restrictions on a temporary licence if such conditions or restrictions are necessary in the interest of the public.

Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for processing.
 
Cosmetology Association (NS)
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2
Canada

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
info@nscosmetology.ca

Provincial Exam Information
jill@nscosmetology.ca

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE

dana@nscosmetology.ca


 

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