Scaling School

The health and safety of Nova Scotians is our priority. We all need to work together to keep each other safe.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Scaling School has been postponed for this year. Those requiring the training will be assessed on a case-by-case bases as applications are received.

When: TBD
Where
: 90 Research Drive - Nova Scotia Agriculture College Conference Centre - Administration Building - Perennia Innovation Park (formerly AgriTech Park), Bible Hill, Nova Scotia

Scaling School is primarily intended for people with previous training and/or experience in scaling. Candidates may write the Stacked Wood Scalers Exam and/or the Log Scaling Exam. Candidates who complete the written exams and practical tests to the satisfaction of the Board of Examiners (Scaling) and who obtain the required scaling experience, will qualify for a Stacked Wood License, a Sawlog Scaling License or a Primary Wood Products Scaling License which authorizes the person to scale all primary wood products. The fee for the Scaling School is $69.55 (HST included). To apply, download the Application form and return with the applicable fee to the address at the bottom of the page.




Upcoming Refresher Courses

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the scaling refresher courses have been postponed for this year. Those scalers requiring their refresher courses in 2020 will be contacted directly.

When: TBD
Where
: 90 Research Drive - Nova Scotia Agricultural College Conference Centre - Administration Building - Perennia Innovation Park (formerly AgriTech Park), Bible Hill, Nova Scotia. The fee for the refresher course is $34.80 (HST included). To apply download the Application form and return with the applicable fee to the address below.


The Scalers Act requires all scalers to successfully complete refresher courses every five (5) years. Failure to do so will result in the scaler being placed on an "Inactive List". Inactive scalers will not be permitted to scale wood in the Province. Scalers are requested to check their wallet cards for their expiry date.

Address:

Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry
Scaling Program
15 Arlington Place
Suite 7, 2nd Floor
Truro, NS
B2N 0G9
Phone: 902-893-5711
Fax: (902)893-6102