Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Inspection, Compliance and Enforcement

Eastern Region


To Foodservice facility owners, operators, managers, and staff:

Food Hygiene (Food Handler) Training has been mandatory under Section 28 of the Food Safety Regulations since November 1, 2007.

If you have NOT attended a Food Hygiene (Food Handlers) Training Course, or your current certificate is more than five years old, it is time to update your training. The course list indicates the courses being held in Nova Scotia. Participants are encouraged to attend a course closest to their geographical area.

Courses must have at least 20 registrants. If you have registered for a course that must be cancelled due to low registration, you will be contacted directly by the Department at the phone number on your completed registration sheet. Your registration fee will be refunded if a course is cancelled.

Courses will also be cancelled if school is cancelled due to inclement weather in the immediate vicinity of the course location.

Course List

To attend one of the listed courses, complete this registration formPDF Download Link (PDF:308k) indicating your location preference and submit with payment ($26.22) to the address listed on the form. Cheques or money orders ONLY (no debit, credit or cash) are to be made payable to the Minister of Finance. Registration forms for all courses must be received no later than one week before the course date. If you have questions concerning registration, please call the Halifax office at (902) 424-0285.

Remember to bring a pen or pencil for the course, as an exam is administered at the end of the day. A passing grade of 70% is needed to obtain your Food Safety Training certificate.

Course Dates
NOTE: Time of course 9am – 4pm

2019-2020 Courses
Antigonish - Heatherton Community Centre - 42 Summerside Rd.
Date Time Status
Apr. 8, 2020   Open
June 10, 2020   Open
New Glasgow - Summer St. Industries – 72 Park Street
DateTime Status
Feb. 27, 2020   Open
Apr. 23, 2020   Open
Port Hawkesbury - Civic Centre – 606 Reeve St.
DateTime Status
Feb. 11, 2020 Open
June 9, 2020 Open
Sydney - Grand Lake Rd. Fire Hall – 850 Grand Lake Road
DateTime Status
Mar 4, 2020 Open
May 6, 2020 Open
June 3, 2020 Open