New to Practice


  1. Application fee of $150.00 (CDN)
  2. A complete Initial Registration and Licensure Application, which includes all requisite documentation.
  3. Proof of legal name, which may be in the form of a Government issued birth certificate, marriage license, or legal affidavit.
  4. Proof of identification, which may be in the form of a copy of their drivers license or passport, or other government issued photo identification.
  5. Evidence of Canadian Citizenship or Legal Entitlement to live and work in Canada, which may be in the form of a Canadian Birth Certificate or documentation from Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  6. Verification of Registration/Licensure with a different Regulated Health Care Profession (if applicable) see example
  7. Criminal Record Search with Vulnerable Record Check or International Criminal Record Search with Vulnerable Record Check (must include all current and former names including middle names). Current within the three months prior to the applicant’s registration and/or licensure.
  8. Identification of the Medical Practitioner, licensed in NS, providing direct or indirect supervision of the applicants practice – Please note, if an applicant cannot fulfill this requirement they can only receive a Restricted Practicing license with conditions.
  9. Proof of Professional Liability Insurance that at all times provides a minimum of $5,000,000 coverage per occurrence and $5,000,000 coverage per year, excluding legal or court costs. Links for insurance details and policies
  10. Resume detailing employment and education history including paramedic, or other regulated health care profession employment of the applicant.
  11. Electronic copy of the Initial Registration and Licensure Application Form, which is generated automatically once the form is completed.
  12. Any additional information required by the Registrar, Registration Committee or Registration Appeals Committee, when the applicants file is being assessed for completion.
  13. Record of Program Completion
  14. Record of Passing the Provincial Entry to Practice Examination (E.g. COPR Candidate Score Report).
  15. Upon a completed and successful application, the applicant will pay a $535 Registration & Licensure fee.

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College Registration & Licensure Policies

Please note documents received by the College without an application will not be accepted and destroyed upon receipt.

Paramedic Graduate

Paramedic Graduate applicants must submit all of the documents required for New to Practice applicants as stated above with the exception of the COPR Candidate Score Report. See below:

A Paramedic Graduate license can be applied for before COPR is written. Paramedic Graduates can apply through the New to Practice application and must meet all other criteria for New to Practice applicants, except successful completion of COPR.

Applicants must upload their COPR invoice showing their name and date of exam in the Proof of Entry to Practice Exam area.

COPR results must be sent to the College immediately following receipt by the applicant. If a Paramedic Graduate applicant fails to pass the COPR exam within 1 year of graduation in 3 attempts or less their license will be revoked. For full details see Policy 3.1


Applicants from Ontario that wrote the AEMCA are also required to submit the College’s Verification of Certification/Registration to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. If you are currently working as a paramedic in Ontario and are base hospital certified, please complete a Labour Mobility Application