In addition to the section containing Standards, Guidelines, and Legislation for Psychologists, this section is meant to contain other resources that can be informative for registrants.


In order to share updates on subjects of interest to registrants of the Board, NSBEP provides email communications to registrants.  Below is an archive of some past email updates from the NSBEP.

January 2018 (Adult Capacity & Decision-making Act)
January 2018 (Amendments to the Psychologists Act)
November 2017
January 2017

December 2016
July 2016
February 2016
September 2015
July 2015
December 2014
October 2014
November 2013
June 2013
April 2013


Proposed Change in Entry Level Qualification for Registration Announced – October 2011


Entry level Committee Report – March 5, 2011


Clarification from NSBEP – July 16, 2010



Universal Declaration Ethical Principles June 2009 

NSBEP supports the Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Registrants are reminded that the Declaration does not replace NSBEP’s Standards nor does it replace the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists.  Click on the icon below for more information.


May 2007 – Information for Psychologists about Responding to Complaints

June 2004 – The Nova Scotia Board of Examiners’ Response to Proposed Umbrella Legislation for Health Professions

Registration Fees 2018

The full fee is payable unless registration commences after June 30th. The pro-rated fees (after June 30th) are listed below:

July – December: $402.48

August – December: $335.40

September – December: $268.32

October – December: $201.24

November – December: $134.16

December: $67.08

For the 2019 Year

Full Register (Registered and Candidates): If paid on or before November 15, 2018, the fee is $684.25. If paid after November 15th, the fee is $805.00.

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)

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

Click here to complete your Registration Renewal Online

If you are an Applicant for Registration and wish to pay your registration fee the first time, please click here


Online Registration Renewal Process Instructions

Please read this brief outline before proceeding.

  1. In order to start the process you can click on the link below entitled “Click here to complete your Registration Renewal.”

  2. Once the resulting page loads, please enter your registration number and the password you used last year. If you do not recall your password, you can select the “Forgot your Password” link, or if you would like to set up a new password, please click the “Register for Online Access” link.

  3. Follow all instructions.

  4. Once you have completed all steps of the renewal process, you will be provided with your Receipt and Confirmation of Registration. Additionally you will receive an email providing access to your Receipt and Confirmation of Registration.

  • Note: Registrants choosing to defer payment until November 15th: After completing all steps of the online renewal process, you will receive an email to confirm that you have completed the process but are delaying payment until November 15th. After your payment is processed on November 15th , you will receive an email providing access to your Receipt and Confirmation of Registration.

Click here to complete your Registration Renewal

  • Having trouble accessing the online renewal option? Some registrants are unable access this option if their place of employment only allows access to certain URLs. In this instance you can complete the online process at another location (i.e. at home) or request that your IT Administrator allow the following URL:

  • If you have any questions about the online process, please contact the Board office:
    phone: 423-2238; email:

Withdrawal / Reinstatement


Registrants can withdraw from the Register and apply for reinstatement at any time within the next two years without requirement of a new application. However a complete application must be submitted if a registrant is withdrawn for a period exceeding two years.

Registrants wishing to withdraw from the Register must submit a written request to do so to NSBEP.

Candidate Registrants please click here for additional requirements concerning this issue.


In order to reinstate their registration, Registrants must:

1. Submit a written request to have their registration reinstated (provided they have not been withdrawn for a period greater than two years).

2. Pay the annual registration fee and a $50.00 reinstatement fee. (Information concerning fees can be found above.) If reinstating after June 30th of any year, please consult Section B. of the Annual Registration Renewal Policies.