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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. 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 directly by clicking here. 

Credential Review Applications are evaluated on an individual basis; this process may take between six to eight weeks. Applications must be submitted as a complete package, and the prescribed fee of $150 (+ HST) must be paid in full prior to processing. Forms should be completed in their entirety, including as much supporting documentation as possible. Please pay special attention to the Application Checklist provided on page 7 of the application.

IMPORTANT:
Incomplete applications will expire if no contact is made with the Association within 90 days post submission.
For those applicants whose first language is not English, proof of English language proficiency testing with a minimum pass level of 5 in all areas is required.
For those applicants who are not Canadian citizens, immigration status documents (work or study permit) must also be provided.


Click here to access the Credential Review Timeline and, if your application has been denied, click here to access the Credential Review Appeal Process.

Resources for Out of Province and International Applicants:
Labour Mobility and Recognized Prior Learning (NS) https://novascotia.ca/lae/RplLabourMobility/
NS Immigrationhttps://novascotiaimmigration.com/
Forum of Labour Market Ministers http://www.flmm-fmmt.ca/
Immigration Services Association of NS http://www.isans.ca/
Employment Nova Scotia https://novascotia.ca/employmentnovascotia/programs/start.asp
Fair Registration Practices Review Office https://frpa.novascotia.ca/

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


 

Schools

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

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

CBBC - Halifax
Hair, Esthetics
1046 Barrington Street, Halifax
Eastern College
Makeup Artistry
7067 Chebucto Road, Halifax

Eastern Esthetics
Nail Technology, Hair Removal, Eyelash Enhancements.
19 Crane Lake Drive, Halifax

Hair Design Centre
Hair, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
278 Lacewood Drive, Halifax
Hair Masters
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology
26 Archibald Ave., North Sydney

Elevate Beauty Institute of Cosmetology
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology
77 Crescent Drive, New Minas

NSCC Annapolis Campus
Hairdressing
50 Elliott Road, Middleton
NSCC Burridge Campus
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology
372 Pleasant Street, Yarmouth

NSCC Marconi Campus
Hairdressing
1240 Grand Lake Road, Sydney

NSCC Pictou Campus
Hairdressing
39 Acadia Avenue, Stellarton