NSBEP FEES

Annual Registration Fees 2020

Regular Annual Fee

  • The Registration Year runs from July 1st to June 30th of the next calendar year
  • Psychologists on the Register of Psychologists or the Candidates Register: Regular Annual Fee – $805.00 (684.25 if paid by early deadline, May 15, 2021). The full annual fee is payable unless registration commences between January 1st and June 30th.  The pro-rated fees are listed below:
  • January – June: $402.50
  • February – June: $335.40
  • March – June: $268.32
  • April – June: $201.24
  • May – June: $134.16
  • June: $67.08

(The NSBEP does not issue refunds for an early withdrawal.)

Professional Liability Insurance Requirements*

NSBEP requires all registrants to maintain professional liability insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000.00 per occurrence. Applicants have 30 days to provide proof of adequate insurance following their placement on either the Register of Psychologists or Register of Candidates. For more information on insurance and where to obtain it, please click here.

Limited Registration Categories

  • Out-of-Province Register $402.50 (No practice privilege in NS, must be registered in another jurisdiction)
  • Retired Register $100.00 (No longer working)
  • Academic Register $100.00 (No clinical practice)
  • Inactive Register $100.00 (Not currently practicing psychology)

Courtesy Register

  • 20 days or less – No fee
  • 21 – 40 days – $200

Application Fees

Application Fees Relevant to Applicants trained in Canada or the US who are not registered elsewhere

  • Application for Registration – $250
  • University Transcripts*
  • Criminal Record Check*
  • Child Abuse Check (if available)*

Application Fees Relevant to Applicants currently registered in another Canadian jurisdiction

  • Application for Registration – $250
  • Criminal Record Check*
  • Child Abuse Check (if available)*
  • Confirmation of Registration in another jurisdiction*

Application Fees Relevant to Applicants currently registered in a US jurisdiction

  • Application for Registration – $250
  • Criminal Record Check*
  • Child Abuse Check (if available)*
  • Confirmation of Registration in another jurisdiction*
  • Transfer Interview – $500
  • Supervision Fees* (if applicable) – see below

Application Fees Relevant to Internationally Trained Applicants NOT currently registered in Canada or the US

  • Credentials Evaluation for ACPRO – $500.00 USD*
  • University Transcripts*
  • Criminal Record Check*
  • Vulnerable Sector Check*
  • Confirmation of Registration in another jurisdiction*
  • Application for Registration (to NSBEP) – $250
  • English or French Language Proficiency Examination (if required)*
  • Oral Exam / Transfer Interview – $500 (charged at time of application if applicant is accepted to Register of Psychologists, not charged at time of application if applicant is accepted to Candidates Register)
  • Supervision Fees* (if applicable) – see below

Fees Relevant to Candidate Register

Annual Registration Fee (see above)
EPPP exam – $500 US per attempt*
Supervision Fees* – see below
Oral Exam / Transfer Interview – $500

Supervision Fees*

Supervision is required of all psychologists on the Candidate Register. Internationally trained psychologists who are accepted directly onto the Psychologist Register must complete a mandatory period of 6 months supervision. In some cases, a period of supervision may be required of applicants coming from a US jurisdiction. The Board can also require other Registrants to complete a period of supervision under special circumstances. Typically, supervision consists of a minimum of 2 hours each month.

Most Supervisors do not request payment for providing supervision. If payment is requested, this may be on a sliding scale but is often at the usual private practice hourly session fee. In 2020, the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia recommended hourly fee is $190 per hour.

Miscellaneous Fees

Reinstatement Fee (change from withdrawn or inactive status) – $50
Copy of Registration Certificate Fee (no charge for initial certificate) – $30
Miscellaneous Letters – $10

*There amounts are not paid to NSBEP but may be payable to third parties to provide these documents or services.