Medical imaging or radiation therapy professionals currently working in a regulated province should follow this application process. Regulated provinces include:
New Brunswick (except DMS)
PEI (except DMS)
Quebec (except MRI and Sonographers working under a radiology license)
Alberta (except DMS)
Saskatchewan (except DMS)
If you are currently registered to work in an unregulated Canadian province, please follow this link to the unregulated section application process.
Below are steps to register or you can access our Guidebook.
If there is an area of concern, identified by your previous regulator, you will be contacted by NSCMIRTP. You will be asked to provide more information regarding the nature and timing of the offense or concern and how the issue has been managed or resolved. Your eligibility for licensing will depend on the nature, timing, and severity of the issue.
Complete an online application and submit supporting documentation (see below). The application is a legal document. You must answer all sections completely and accurately. Please read this page before starting an application. Unless indicated, all supporting documentation may be uploaded electronically.
Applicants for registration must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following registration requirements:
Your full legal name must be provided on your application along with preferred name used in practice, if different. Both names will appear on the NSCMIRTP's public registry, but all documents from NSCMIRTP will be issued in your legal name.
Government issued photo ID. This can be uploaded as a photo with your application. You must list all names that you have previously practiced under. If any of the documents in your application were issued under a previous name, you must include an official document (such as a marriage license etc..) that verifies your name change.
To be employed as a medical imaging or radiation therapy professional in Nova Scotia, you must have legal authorization to work in Canada. Only Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and individuals with Canadian work permits have the right to work in Canada.
Official documentation includes a copy of a Canadian birth certificate, or a Canadian passport, or proof of landed immigrant resident status, or a copy of a valid work permit. Documentation may be uploaded with your application as a PDF.
The NSCMIRTP has an obligation to protect the public and needs to be satisfied that applicants do not pose a danger to patients and families. At the time of initial application you must provide a vulnerable sector check (VSC). Please note this process may take several weeks so applicants should request a VSC a month before they plan on beginning to work to prevent and delays in licensing. Some police departments require a form from the regulators to conduct the VSC. You can access the form here.
Additionally, you are required to declare any of the following:
Any disciplinary finding as an MIRTP or in another profession in any Canadian province.
Conviction of a criminal, drug or traffic offense, excluding minor traffic offenses such as parking or speeding.
Any finding of liability in a civil proceeding.
If you are currently under criminal investigation or have a pending criminal or civil court date.
A self-declaration must be made on your application. If you answer yes to any of the declarations, the NSCMIRTP will ask you to send more information, such as a transcript of the criminal record. The NSCMIRTP will review all information submitted to determine eligibility for licensing and, if applicable, to determine if conditions should be imposed on your licence.
Practicing medical imaging and radiation therapy is important to maintain your skills and keep up to date with changes in practice. Applicants applying though a CFTA process are considered current in practice if their current regulatory body deems them to be. NSCMIRTP currency standards are only applied to CFTA applicants once they are licensed in Nova Scotia.
Current/recent employer information must be entered on the application form. If deemed necessary, the NSCMIRTP's Registrar may request a letter or record of employment from an employer in the past 5 years. This letter should state your period of employment as an MIRTP and the hours you worked each year.
In accordance with PLI Policy, each applicant must present evidence that they carry personal liability insurance. Each policy must contain limits of a minimum of $2,000,000 per claim and $5,000,000 aggregate.
This proof can be in the form of a copy of an insurance card/policy. Confirmation of PLI will be required upon annual renewal of registration. A registrant shall at any time, upon request of the Registrar, provide proof of personal liability insurance in the form of a copy of an insurance card and/or policy within 14 calendar days of the request. PLI policies can be purchased through a private provider, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation technologists (CAMRT), Sonography Canada (SC), or Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS). If you are licensed as an MRT and a DMS, one policy will cover both areas of practice.
Note: Upon submission of a completed application for registration, applicants will receive by email a link to the jurisprudence module from our LMS skill platform. The module contains 40 questions. Achieving an 85% score would entitle an applicant to a certificate. An applicant has unlimited re-writes until a result is achieved. For any issues in accessing the jurisprudence module or questions please contact email@example.com.
The annual NSCMIRTP registration fee is $450, and the initial application fee is $100. Currently the initial application fee and initial licensing fees are being waived under provisions of the Patient Access to Care Act. Annual fees will need to be paid during renewal each year. Payment may be made by cheque, credit card or money order, payable to the NSCMIRTP, in Canadian funds. During the annual renewal process, you can choose to have subsequent NSCMIRTP dues collected via payroll deduction. This option is only available to NSHA or IWK permanent and term employees.
You cannot begin working as an MIRTP in Nova Scotia until you have received notice from the NSCMIRTP that your application has been approved. Applications may require up to 10 business days to be processed. Any questions related to the application process can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.