Licences expire on October 31 of each year. 

The Council-set deadline for the upcoming 2022/23 renewal year to renew without penalty is Oct 3, 2022 (11:59 pm). A complete application, including payment of fees, and any required documents, e.g., CPR at the level required by Council and evidence of Professional Liability Insurance that meets requirements, must be received by this deadline. Renewal opens on September 1 of each year, and closes on October 31, of each year (11:59 pm).  

Council-set fees for Nov 1, 2022 to Oct 31, 2023 are:

  • Practising Licence Fee: $525.00
  • Non-Practising Class Fee: $115.00  

Indivdiuals who do not meet the Council-set deadline of October 3, 2022, but submit a complete renewal application between October 4 and October 30, 2022 will be required to pay additional fees. During this time period: 

  • Registrants wishing to renew their practising licence must pay an additional $100 payment
  • Registrants wishing to renew in the non-practising licence class must pay an additional $20 payment.  
Practising registrants who do not renew by October 31, 2022, without providing the College with notice of their intention, will have their licences suspended. If they want their licence renewed, they will be required to pay reinstatement fees in addition to the $100 late fee payment, and will be required to provide proof they have met all other licensing requirements. If repeated and flagrant violations of these deadlines and the renewal process occur, a complaint may be referred to the Investigation Committee. 

Other Applicants (not current Registrants with the CDHNS)

  • Applicants applying for the first time must complete the Application for Registration form online. Go to the Registration Information page for more information.
  • Applicants who have been previously registered with the CDHNS, must complete the Application for Reinstatement. If you still have access to the CDHNS Registrant Portal, you will find the Application for Reinstatement on the right side of the Main Page.
  • Please noteOn Feb 1, 2022, we transitioned to a new Registrant database. Individuals requesting reinstatement must submit a request to access the new Portal, which will include the Reinstatement Application. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide the following information: You are reinstating and wish to request access to the CDHNS Registrant Portal.   

For more information please contact the College at (902)-444-7241 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..