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Initial Registration Application

All persons wishing to have their credentials considered for the designation Registered Counselling Therapist - Candidate must submit this completed application, with all required attachments, to the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. Please use the checklist below to ensure that you have included all additional documents required for review. Only original completed applications will be considered. Please ensure you complete all sections on every page.

ITEMS 1-7, and 11 are to be sent with this application.

ITEMS 8-10 must be sent directly from the source.

  1. Course Descriptions of all Graduate Level Courses taken.
  2. An original Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Check conducted within the previous 3 months.
  3. Cheque or money order made out to the “Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists” for the nonrefundable Registration Application Fee of $ 100.
  4. Current resumes of both Applicant and Proposed Supervisor.
  5. Section A (2) Provide response, and if required, enclose test results.
  6. Letter to Registration Committee (item ‘J’ on application).
  7. Completed ‘Graduate Degree Obtained in Canada’ form. If degree was conferred by a university located outside Canada, contact the Registrar for the appropriate form to use.
  8. Practicum Description Form, signed and sent to NSCCT by your University Practicum Professor or Practicum Supervisor.
  9. Two Professional References (using the Professional Reference Form) sent by referees directly to this office.
  10. An Official Transcript of your graduate degree, indicating that your degree has been conferred*, to be sent directly from from the institution’s Registrar, stating the Institution to the NSCCT Registrar. *If your degree has not yet been conferred, your Transcript, along with a letter that all requirements for graduation have been met, can be submitted.
  11. Evidence of professional liability insurance policy coverage of $1,000,000 minimum.

Additional information and forms can be found here.