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Licensing From Another Country

If you are already licensed to trade in real estate internationally and want to apply for a licence to trade in real estate in Nova Scotia, follow the steps outlined below.


Licensees from international jurisdictions with an occupational standard applying for a licence to trade in real estate in Nova Scotia must achieve a mark of 70 per cent or higher on the challenge exam and provide to the Commission:

  • a licensing and discipline history acceptable to the Commission from the real estate regulatory body of the jurisdiction they are currently licenced in
  • a current (no older than six months) criminal record check from a provider acceptable to the Commission
  • proof that they are eligible to work in Canada
  • a completed licence application
  • all supporting documents must be in English (documents that are not in English must be translated by a certified translator)
  • payment in cash, cheque, money order, debit, Visa, MasterCard or AMEX. Licensing fees are not prorated

Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply to take the Challenge Exam.

Once a licence is issued, new international licensees must complete two home-study courses within six weeks of licensing:

  • Mandatory Forms Update; and
  • Moving to Designated Agency or Moving to Common Law Agency*

*Licensees with designated brokerages take the designated agency course and licensees with common law brokerages take the common law course.


Forms and Fee Schedule
Exam Challenge Booklet

The Nova Scotia Real Estate
is the regulator of the
Nova Scotia real estate industry.

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Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission

601-1595 Bedford Highway
Bedford, NS
B4A 3Y4

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