The Board of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors

To protect the public through enforcement of the legislation and standards

Become a Member

The chiropractic profession in Nova Scotia is a self-regulated profession.  The NSCC is required to ensure that all applicants meet the requirements of registration and to issue certificates of registration to those applicants who meet the requirements of registration.  All chiropractors in Nova Scotia must be members of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors in order to practice in the province.

For additional information:

Donna Noddin, Registration Officer
Tel: (902) 407-4255
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Registration Requirements

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NOVA SCOTIA:

  • Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the date of registration.
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applicants must provide two suitable recent colour photographs (passport-style).
  • Applicants must provide a typed essay outlining his/her reasons for applying to Nova Scotia and any additional information relevant to his/her application.
  • Applicants must have graduated from a CCE(C) recognized chiropractic institution.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed CCEB knowledge-based examination.*
  • Applicants must have successfully demonstrated clinical competency by obtaining a pass mark on the Clinical Skills Examination (CSE) administered for the NSCC by the CCEB.*
  • Applicants must fully complete and forward the prescribed application form and applicable fee with all supporting documentation to the Admission Officer by the deadline indicated or at least 14 days before the Jurisprudence examination can be written.

 

*Applicants who have sat these examinations and are currently awaiting results may apply to the NSCC and registration will be withheld pending the outcomes of the CCEB exams.  Registration will be offered after completion of the above and successful completion of the Jurisprudence Examination.

 

When all requirements have been completed the applicant will receive an offer of registration and proceed as outlined below. Successful candidates who do not wish to practice upon completion of the requirements, should be aware that the CSE results are only valid for a one (1) year period.

 

NSCC Application

Download the NSCC Application form here.

 

Immigrating to Nova Scotia? 

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Already in Nova Scotia?

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For Further Information:   

Please Contact our Registration Officer:

Donna Noddin, Registration Officer
Tel: (902) 407-4255
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The Registration Process

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTORS:

  • Candidate must have received an offer of registration from the NSCC indicating that he/she is eligible for registration to practice chiropractic in the Province of Nova Scotia. 
  • Candidate must then provide to the Admission Officer a written letter of request to register with the NSCC, including the date upon which registration is to commence. 
  • Payment of a one-time registration fee of $150.00 to the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors must accompany the request for registration. 
  • The Admission Officer will then contact you for payment of applicable dues of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors. First-year dues will be prorated based on the date of registration requested.

Donna Noddin, Registration Officer
Tel: (902) 407-4255
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Examinations

To be considered for registration, candidates applying for registration with The NSCC must successfully complete the following:

  • Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) knowledge-based examinations (within 3 years of application);
  • CCEB Clinical Competency Examinations (within 12 months of application); and
  • NSCC Jurisprudence Examination (within 12 months of application).

For more information about CCEB examinations, please contact the CCEB at:

Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board
Suite 238, 2116 - 27th  Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 7A6
(403) 230-3321
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Jurisprudince Examination

The purpose of the Jurisprudence Examination to test the applicant's knowledge of the laws, regulations, codes of ethics and policies regarding chiropractic practice in Nova Scotia.  The examination is administered by the NSCC. There are two regular administrations of this exam per year, in the Spring and Fall.

Examination Fee

The fee for this examination if regularly administered is $150.00.   An additional fee will apply if an examination is requested outside of the two regular administrations. 

Upcoming Examinations

Date:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Location:

NSCC Office
502-5657 Spring Garden Road
Park Lane Terrace
Halifax, NS  B3J 3R4

Examination Fee

The fee for this examination if regularly administered is $150.00. An additional fee will apply if an examination is requested outside of the two regular administrations.  Payment can be made by cheque or money order only, payable to the NSCC.

Examination Application

Application for the NSCC

Incorporations

Incorporation Summary

Incorporation is permitted/governed under the Chiropractic Act Sections 74-88 and Chiropractic Regulations Sections 14-33. The Board has developed two sets of documents to assist in this process:

Application process

  • The incorporation must request permission for use of name under the Chiropractic Regulations Section 26.
  • The incorporation application will consist of:
    • The completed Chiropractic Incorporation Application Form signed and notarized.
    • A cheque for $200 payable to the NSCC.
    • A copy of the Joint Stock and Trade Forms.
    • A copy of the Memorandum of Association.
  • Once all of the materials have been submitted, the application will be reviewed for completeness

Renewal process

  • Every chiropractic incorporation will need to be renewed within 30-90 days of the end of the calendar year (between Oct 1 - Dec 1).
  • The completed set of renewal documents include:
    • The completed and signed renewal form including the corporate seal.
    • A cheque for $100 payable to the NSCC.
    • Once all of the materials have been submitted, check to see if there have been any changes to the incorporation in the past year.
  • Once all of the materials have been submitted, the application will be reviewed for completeness