HomeRegistration & LicensingLicence TypePostgraduate Practising Licence
The College issues two types of Postgraduate Practising Licences. These are commonly referred to as resident moonlighting licences. College policies for these licences are available as follows:
Both types of moonlighting are outside the scope of an Education Licence so a Postgraduate Practising Licence is required.
Postgraduate trainees must have the approval of their Program Director, Code 14 CMPA coverage and hold the LMCC.
A postgraduate trainee can hold both licences at one time but are required to pay only one fee.
This licence is for trainees in Nova Scotia in the final two years of a specialty training program or the final six months of a family medicine training program. This licence allows locum tenens in areas of physician shortage in the province.
It is not intended to provide locum tenens by post-graduate trainees in a setting without supervision by their supervisor. A possible exception to this is a community solo office practice in family medicine.
Postgraduate Practising Licence for External Moonlighting Application and Guide (PDF - 8 pages)
Postgraduate trainees at the PGY 2 level or beyond are allowed to provide medical coverage in their free time in the tertiary care teaching hospitals in Halifax.
It is intended that the postgraduate trainees will be supervised in the same fashion as they are during their residency training.
Postgraduate Practising Licence for Internal Moonlighting Application and Guide (PDF - 7 pages)