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Application for Temporary License


Please Note: The follow application is for individuals who intend to practice in Nova Scotia on a temporary project-specific basis. In order for this application to be processed you must:

  • Complete this application in full
  • Upload all required documents (see document list below)
  • Pay all applicable fees
All correspondence from NSAA will be sent via email. You must use an email address that you monitor regularly when registering with the Association. Please add to your safe senders list.

Please be advised:

  • A corporate permit is required for practice by any business. You must ensure your business has a current, or is currently applying for, corporate permit with the NSAA.
  • You will require proof of liability insurance (in the form of a certificate of insurance), and documentation confirming that this insurance covers all work in Nova Scotia (this may be in the form of a letter from the insurer), unless exempt under regulation 10(2).


If you will be uploading your documents with this application, please make sure you have the following scanned in PDF or JPG format before you begin:

Alternatively, you can send your documents by regular mail, but this will lengthen the processing time considerably.


Required Documents:

Copies of these documents are required in order to complete the application. Please make sure they are complete and scanned so they can be attached to this application below or have mailed directly to the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.

  • Signed confirmation from Applicant, declaring intention to practise architecture on a temporary or project-specific basis.
  • Confirmation of registration/licence from all jurisdiction in which applicant is currently licensed
  • Signed confirmation from a Licensed Architect currently licensed in Nova Scotia that the applicant has a professional business relationship with, declaring that the applicant (by either direct agreement or through separate agreements with the mutual client) is collaborating with the Architect on the project.
  • Certificate of Insurance (Demonstrating current Professional Liability Insurance)
  • 2 Completed Reference Forms

Reference Forms can be downloaded here