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5991 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1Y6   -   902.425.7928   -


To register at NSCDO as an out of province Optician you are required to submit the following to the registrar:

  1. Letter of Good Standing from the regulating college our are currently registered with.
  2. The completed Out of Province application which includes Certificate of Employer for employment verification.
  3. Proof of liability insurance for at least one million dollars.
  4. In Nova Scotia there is no fee to transfer your license. 

Online Registration

If you are not registering online you can to submit the following to the registrar:

The above requirements can be submitted via email or using Canada Post along with a completed Application for Out of Province (download PDF file). 

Requirements can be sent to: or

Nova Scotia College of Dispensing Opticians
Suite 342, Halifax Professional Centre
5991 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS   B3H 1Y6

Alternatively, requirements can be dropped off at the above address.

When all requirements are received, the applicate can expect a response or issue of a license within 3 to 5 business days.

Annual renewal of the issued license is required in March of each year at which time Continuing Education Credits are required, 8 for Dispensing Opticians and 10 for Contact Lens Fitters.

Office Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Friday: Closed

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Office: 902.425.7928
Fax: 902.425.0360


5991 Spring Garden Road, Suite 342
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1Y6

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* Closed Weekends & Holidays

Call 902.425.7928 to schedule an appointment

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