Facts 2Registration/Licensing Forms, Fees, and Payment Methods

The CDHNS licence year runs from November 1 to October 31. Practising licences expire on October 31 of each year. CDHNS registrants must renew their practising licence and pay the required fees each year. 

Below is information for new and reinstating applicants, including links to the appropriate application forms, the fees, and payment method options.   

If you still have questions after reviewing this information, please contact the CDHNS at (902)-444-7241 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We protect your information: Application files are confidential. Information can only be provided directly to the applicant. Applicants must provide the CDHNS with written authorization, before information will be released to a third-party, including employers, spouses, or an agency.

(A) New Applicants (First Time Registrants)

Registration is available online. Please follow this link to reach our Application for Registration

Please note: During the months of Sept/Oct, we ask you to carefully consider if you plan on applying for the licensing year that ends on October 31, OR for the upcoming renewal year that begins on Nov 1. You will be asked by staff to clarify your intent after an application is received. The full licensing fee is due regardless of when you are issued a practising licence during the year. 

(B) Reinstating/Re-Licensing (Previously Registered/Licenced with the CDHNS)

For individuals requesting reinstatement or  re-licensing after your licence has expired, do not submit an Application for Registration.

Log onto your CDHNS Member Profile and submit the correct form i.e., application for reinstatement. You will be provided with a customized checklist after you submit your reinstatement application and the application fee payment. Note: Please contact the CDHNS directly if you need your log-in user name. If you do not remember your password, it can be reset by selecting "forgot password" on the log-in screen. 

Verification of Registration/Licensing (often called "Letters of Good Standing") from the CDHNS can be requested through your Member Profile. Log onto your member profile and submit a request for a Verification of Registration/Licensing to be sent. 

(C) Fees

The attached document provides you with a listing of potential application, registration, and licensing fees.

(D) Payment Methods

When you submit any application form, (e.g., application for registration, renewal, or transfer from non-practising to practising), you will be informed about the accepted methods of payment. For all applications, we accept certified cheques or money orders, e-transfers, and credit card payments. When you generate an invoice, it will include further details on how to complete the methods of payment. 

We accept credit card payment through Plastiq.

Using Plastiq, a third-party service provider, you can pay with MasterCard, Visa or American Express:

  • Go to https://cdhns.plastiq.com and register with Plastiq to create an account.
  • Tell Plastiq the amount you want to pay and when you want to send it.

To ensure you are appropriately credited, you will be required to include the following information:

  • The first name and last name of the individual who submitted the application form.
    • This must match the name on the initial application (if this payment is for a first time applicant) or the name of the CDHNS member as it is entered in the CDHNS database.
  • The Invoice number that will be generated following submission of your application.

Please note that payments may take 3-5 business days to process and that a Plastiq service fee will be applied (2.5% for credit cards, 1% for debit cards).

Plastiq is also available as an app on iOS devices - just snap a picture or screenshot of ANY bill, and Plastiq will take care of the rest.

For more information about Plastiq, review Frequently Asked Questions About Plastiq

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