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


Inspection, Compliance and Enforcement

Western 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 above courses, please complete the 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 (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.

South West Region

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

BRIDGEWATER – Fire Hall, 81 Dominion St.
Date Time Status
Mar 5, 2020   Open
KENTVILLE - Old Orchard Inn & Spa – 153 Greenwich Road
Date Time Status
Feb. 19, 2020   FULL
SHELBURNE – McKay Memorial Library, 17 Glasgow St.
Date Time Status
Mar. 3, 2020   Open
YARMOUTH – NSCC Burridge – 372 Pleasant St.
Date Time Status
Jan. 29, 2020   Open
May 20, 2020   Open
DIGBY – Curling Club – 27 Shreve St.
Date Time Status
May 27, 2020   Open