The Office of the Registrar, Professional Licensing is responsible for ensuring that the licensing of health professionals is carried out in accordance with legislation and best practices.
This licensing process helps to ensure the public is protected and that qualified professionals are licensed to practice. The Registrar’s Office ensures quality control by reviewing the credentials and documents of applications, as required by legislation.
For information on who is responsible for reviewing complaints against a regulated health professional, please visit our section on health care service complaints.
The Department of Health and Social Services has responsibility for legislation governing 12 health professions covered by 11 different Acts.
- Regulation of the Naturopath Profession in the Northwest Territories
- Dental Hygienists
- Dental Mechanics (Denturists)
- Dental Therapists
- Health Care Service Complaints
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Ophthalmic Medical Assistants
- Professional Corporations
- Social Workers
Health professionals or members of the public, who have questions regarding the need for licensing or aspects of the licensing and application process in general, should contact the Registrar, Professional Licensing.
Registrar, Professional Licensing
Department of Health and Social Services
8th Floor Centre Square Tower
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Phone: (867) 920-8058
Fax: (867) 873-0484