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COVID-19 Updates, Licensing Exams & CPE

COVID-19 Update: June 3, 2021  

Effective June 1, travel throughout Nova Scotia is permitted for everyone in the province. Licensees and consumers must continue to follow all public health measures, including gathering limits.

Beginning on Wednesday, June 2, Nova Scotia entered phase 1 of the reopening plan.

The Commission is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 orders, directives and guidelines from the government. We will continue to communicate with the industry as information is made available.

COVID-19 Resources

Licensing Exam Updates

The Commission has been monitoring COVID-19 guidelines and gathering restrictions as they impact the ability to hold licensing exams. Under the Nova Scotia reopening plan, phase 2 allows a 10 person indoor gathering limit, permitting the Commission to resume licensing exams. 

Pending the Nova Scotia government's decision to transition to phase 2, the Commission will be holding licensing exams on June 18, 21, 22, and 28 at the Best Western Hotel in Dartmouth. 

The Commission is working with the Best Western to ensure compliance with provincial guidelines and have safety measures in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Measures will include students maintaining six-feet social distancing, mandatory masks, and cleaning before and after exams. The amount of students in the exam space will be limited to follow the gathering limits in place by the government. 

The Best Western, Dartmouth, is offering a discounted rate of $99 per night for students requiring overnight accommodations. Contact the Best Western for details.

Exam Registration

Each exam date will include a morning writing and an afternoon writing. Applicants must complete the licensing course BEFORE submitting their exam application. Applications received before the applicant has finished the course will be rejected.

Applicants must register by completing an exam application and a credit card authorization and submitting it to Pam Crane, Licensing Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applicants must complete the COVID-19 screening declaration the day before the scheduled licensing exam by 4pm. The link to complete the screening will be provided in the exam confirmation email. Anyone who does not complete the COVID-19 screening the day before their exam will NOT be permitted to write the exam.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Applicants with symptoms at the time of screening or who develop symptoms the day of the exam are not permitted to write, and must reschedule.
  • On the day of the exam, applicants will be required to respect social distancing, use hand sanitizer when entering the exam area, and wear a cloth or medical face mask that covers both the mouth and nose.
  • Anyone traveling to Nova Scotia or returning from travel outside of Nova Scotia is not eligible to write the exam until they have isolated in Nova Scotia for 14 days.

Mandatory CPE Course Deadline Reminder

Licensees are required to complete the online course, All About Offers: Relationships, Contracts, Communication & Disclosure, by June 15, 2021. There are currently still 385 licensees who have not completed the course.

Any licensee who does not complete their course by June 15th will not be able to renew their licence. Their licence will terminate effective July 1st and they must immediately cease all trading activities.

This course is available now until June 15th via the NSAR Training Hub. Non-NSAR members can contact the NSAR Education Department. Questions can be directed to Claire Beck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission

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