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 (more info on this below.) Please contact the Association to schedule an appointment if you require assistance with your application. Phone: (902) 468.6477 ext. 200 or contact the Credential Review Department.
Credential Review Applications are evaluated 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 of $150 (+ HST) must be paid in full. Please fill out the form in its entirety, and include as much supporting documentation as possible. Please pay special attention to the Application Checklist provided at the end of the application. PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete applications will expire if no contact is made with the Association within 90 days post submission. Click here to access the Credential Review Timeline, and here to access the Credential Review Appeal Process.
Links for International Applicants: