Occupational therapists must renew their registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS) every year.


Occupational therapists’ registration begins on June 1st and expires on May 31st each year.

Registrants will receive renewal information through the mail in April of each year. Renewals can be completed online from April 1st to May 31st. To renew after May 31st please contact the College for assistance. A late penalty fee is applied to renewal registrations received after May 15th.