Where the licence of any person has lapsed for a period of three years or more, the Board may, before issuing to that person a licence or renewal, require that person to complete such training, examination or period of work service under the supervision of another cosmetologist as may be prescribed by the by-laws.

Please reference the Cosmetology Associations policy guide provided below, or click here for PDF version.


Reinstatement of Lapsed Licence Application & Process:

Individuals looking to reinstate their cosmetology licence are required to fill out the Reinstatement of Lapsed Licence application form and submit to the Association for review and attach copies of any additional documentation required.

Please note: Lapsed licence due to health or medical related reasons, require proof from your Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

Application Fee(s):

Fees associated with the reinstatement application are noted on page 3 herein and in accordance with the Cosmetology Act, 2012, c. 39 at Schedule B. 

One-time Administrative Fee $55 plus applicable taxes is non-refundable, and due when submitting your application.

Applications can be submitted by fax (902) 468-7147, email info@nscosmetology.ca or walk-in.

Once application and administrative fee has been received, your application will be forwarded to the Associations Executive Director for review.  Once the review process has been completed, you will receive a letter of out come from the Associations Provincial Exam Coordinator (6-8 weeks).  Should your application be denied, your letter of out come will include the reasons why.

Please note: Incomplete applications will expire 90 days post submission.

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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