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Licensing From Another Province

Licensees in Nova Scotia who would like information about becoming licensed in another province or in the United States should contact the regulatory body for real estate in that province or state for information on licensing requirements and processes.

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


Licensees from other Canadian provinces applying for a licence to trade in real estate in Nova Scotia must provide to the Commission:

  • an original licensing and discipline history acceptable to the Commission from the real estate regulatory body of the province they are currently licenced in
  • a current (no older than six months) criminal record check from the RCMP, Commissionaires or another provider acceptable to the Commission. The Commission does not accept electronic criminal background check services such as
  • a clear copy of your birth certificate/ permanent resident card/ citizenship card or certificate
  • a clear copy of one piece of government issued photo identification (provincial driver’s licence/ provincial photo identification card/ passport)
  • a completed licence application
  • a signed Out of Province Certification form
  • payment in cash, cheque, money order, debit, Visa, MasterCard or AMEX. Licensing fees are not prorated

Once a licence is issued, new interprovincial 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. 

Please note: if you send the licensing history yourself, it must arrive in the original sealed envelope from the originating regulatory agency. Every application and the contents therein are treated as strictly confidential.


Forms and Fee Schedule

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

p: 1.902.468.3511 or

f:  1.902.468.1016 or

e: For licensing information
For complaints