As an Occupational Therapists you must be registered with COTNS to legally practice and use the title "Occupational Therapist" or "OT" in Nova Scotia.

Registering with COTNS demonstrates that the individual respects the public’s right to safe, competent and ethical care, and recognizes COTNS’s role in supporting and monitoring practice.

All registered OTs must renew their registration on an annual basis and ensure that all of their information on the COTNS register is kept up to date.

Occupational therapists are entitled to use the designation O.T. Reg. (NS) if their name is on the Register.

To register, choose one of the following options:




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