Fees, Payment & Receipts

Fees enable us to regulate the nursing profession in Nova Scotia in the public interest.  

Application, Exam, Registration and Other Fees

Application for Assessment for LPN Registration Fees include HST
Out of Province Applicant 57.50
Internationally Educated Nurse Assessment (never licensed in Canada) 345.00
Initial Registration and Licensure – Initial and Renewal  Fees include HST
Registration Only (not intending to apply for a licence in NS) 115.00
LPN – Conditional (new graduate for 3 months) 50.00
LPN – Annual Practicing & Conditional – Initial and Renewal  325.00
LPN – Practicing & Conditional Pro-Rated (May 1 – October 31, 2019)   165.00
Administration Fees related to Licensure     Fees include HST
Reactivation of License (late fee after October 31, 2019) 57.50
Installments for license by multiple payments 86.25
Licensing Exams Fees include HST
Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) 300.00
LPN Jurisprudence Exam 57.50
Application for Assessment for RN Registration  Fees include HST
Out of Province Applicants 57.50
Internationally Educated Nurse Assessment (never licensed in Canada)  575.00
Initial Registration and Licensure Fees – Initial and Renewal  Fees include HST
Registration Only (not intending to apply for a licence in NS) 115.00
RN – Conditional (4 month) 102.35
RN – Annual Practicing & Conditional – Initial and renewal  547.46
RN – Practicing & Conditional - Initial & Renewal Pro-Rated (July 1 – October 31, 2019) 219.28
Administration fees for Licensure   Fees include HST
Reactivation of License (late fee after October 31, 2019) 57.50
Installments for license by multiple payments 86.25
Licensing Exams   Fees include HST
NCLEX-RN Exam Administration Fee – First Writing 143.75
NCLEX-RN Exam Administration Fee – Subsequent Writings 71.88
RN Jurisprudence Exam  57.50
Application for Assessment for NP Registration    Fees include HST
New Applicants 57.50
Initial Registration and Licensure Fees – Initial and Renewal      Fees include HST
Nurse Practitioner Initial Fee 287.50
NP – Conditional (4 month) June 3 – October 31, 2019 188.03
NP – Conditional (4 month) November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020* 230.58
NP – Annual Practicing and Conditional – Initial & Renewal – June 3 – June 30, 2019 633.13
NP – Practicing and Conditional – Initial & Renewal - Pro-Rated July 1 – October 31, 2019   304.96
NP – Annual Practicing and Conditional – Initial & Renewal - November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020* 675.68
NP – Practicing and Conditional Pro-Rated – Initial & Renewal - July 1 – October 31, 2020* 347.51

* NP fees increasing for the 2020 licensure year due to an increase in the CNPS fee    

Administration fees for Licensure     Fees include HST
Reactivation of License (late fee after October 31, 2019) 57.50
Installments for license by multiple payments 86.25
Licensing Examination Administration Fees     Fees include HST
Nurse Practitioner Exams Administration Fee 143.75
Canadian Nurse Practitioner (CNPE) RE-Score 74.75
RN Jurisprudence Exam 57.50
NP Jurisprudence Exam 57.50
Registration Documents & Forms – All designations Fees include HST
Verification of Registration and Licensure 57.50
Proof of Registration and Licensure 46.00
Immigration Letter 17.25
Confirmation of Licensure for Lost Receipts  10.00
Transcript of Nursing Program 28.75
Extra copy of Transcript 5.75
Confirmation of Graduation from a Nova Scotia Nursing Program 28.75
Verification of Exam Results 57.50
Certified True Copies 57.50
Photocopy of Documents Under 10 Pages 11.50
Photocopy of Documents Over 10 Pages 28.75
Other Fees Fees include HST
Leadership Program e-Learning Module for LPNs 57.50
Re-Instatement Committee Application Fee (Professional Conduct) 345.00
Off-Site Document Retrieval 121.69
Not-sufficient Funds 46.00
Bank Charge for Cheque Drawn at a United States (US) Bank 2.30

Payment Options & Receipts

We accept the following payment options:

  • Visa or MasterCard
  • Prepaid Visa or MasterCard Credit Card (the pre-paid card must have a balance that can pay the entire fee. Multiple cards cannot be used). 
  • Interac Online. Click here to see participating financial institutions.
  • Pre-authorized payment plan for those renewing their annual licence only. Keep reading to learn more about this option. 
  • Canadian Certified Cheque*
  • Personal cheque*
  • Canadian Money Order*

*Note:  If you are paying by Canadian Certified Cheque, personal cheque or Canadian Money Order, additional processing time of 10 business days is required for the transaction to clear the bank.

  

NSCN does not have access to any credit card information. All online transactions are processed by independent third-party companies, for more information on their security policies visit: Bambora and Moneris

We are always trying to find ways to advance our services. One of the ways we do this is by offering our pre-authorized payment program designed for those renewing their annual licence. This program gives you the ability to pay for their licensure fee through small monthly payments made throughout the year rather than paying in one lump sum, similar to how you might pay for your mortgage or car payment.  

Who Can Sign Up?

This program is available to you if you are renewing your annual licence. If you hold a current licence, you can join the program today by submitting the Pre-Authorized Payments Plan Application between June 1 and October 31 each year. 

How Do I Sign Up? 

To sign up, submit the Pre-Authorized Payments Plan Application to Susan Crowe to finance@nscn.ca  any time before October 31. We also recommend that you review the Pre-Authorized Payments Plan Frequently-Asked-Questions

When Do I Sign Up?

You can sign up for this program between June 1 and October 31 each year.  

What Should I Expect?

If you enroll in the program this year, payments will begin to be withdrawn on the 14th and 28th of each month starting on November 14 and ending on June 28. Each payment will be:

Designation Payment on 14th and 28th of each month  Total Payment
LPN     23.35 373.75
RN     34.21  547.46
NP     42.23   675.68

Each payment will be applied to your licensure fee for the following year. If you enroll this year for example, each payment will be applied to next year’s 2021 licensure fee. 

During the renewal process, you will complete your application as usual but skip the payment option that is usually required as part of the renewal process since your fee will already be paid in full!  

I’m New to the Program. What Else Should I Know?

The first year you join the program, it will feel like you are paying for the same fee back-to-back but we can assure you that you are not. The reason you may feel this way is due to timing: 

  • When you renew your licence this year between July and October, you will pay for your 2020 licence in a lump sum, as you have done in the past.
  • Starting in November, we will begin to withdraw a monthly payment from your account to pay for next year’s 2021 licence fee. 

As someone who is new to the program, we also recommend that you review the Pre-Authorized Payments Plan Frequently-Asked-Questions

What happens if I want to opt out of the program?

If at any point you want to opt out of the program, simply submit the Pre-Authorized Payments Plan Cancellation Form to finance@nscn.ca. Any money that we have collected will be will be reimbursed.

I still have a few questions. Who should I ask?

If you have any other questions:

If you need a copy of your licensure fee receipts, please log into the RN and NP New Applicant Portal, LPN Registrant Portal, or the RN and NP Registrant Portal

On the RN and NP New Applicant Portal, you can print receipts for:

  1. Jurisprudence Exams
  2. NCLEX-RN Exam
  3. Conditional Licensure Fee

On the LPN Registrant Portal, you can print receipts for:

  1. Annual licensure fee for the last five licensure years

On the RN and NP Registrant Portal, you can print receipts for:

  1. Jurisprudence Exams
  2. NCLEX-RN Exam
  3. Annual licensure fee 

Other receipts may be provided upon request. To request a receipt or for more information, reach out to us at registration@nscn.ca. We will respond within 5 business days. 

Holding a licence provides you with a number of benefits, including:

  • Right to practise nursing in Nova Scotia and be eligible to use the title “Licensed Practice Nurse”, “Registered Nurse” and/or “Nurse Practitioner”.
  • Eligible for election on the NSCN Board, giving you the opportunity to sit at the decision-making table and influence the direction of nursing regulation in Nova Scotia.
  • Receive professional liability insurance protection through Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd. for LPNs and the Canadian Nurses Protective Society for RNs and NPs.
  • Eligible to be appointed to any NSCN Committee, allowing you to engage in your profession, make decisions, develop new skills and interact with fellow colleagues as a committee member. 
  • Eligible to be a voting delegate at the NSCN Annual General Meetings, giving you a voice and an opportunity to inform the work of our Board and organization. 
  • Available practice support tools and online education available on our website to meet and your nursing practice in Nova Scotia.

If you have any questions, reach out to us at registration@nscn.ca. We will respond within five business days. 

Please be advised that registration requirements and fees are subject to change. All registration and licensure fees are non-refundable.