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


Inspection, Compliance and Enforcement

Food Hygiene (Handling) Courses

Food safety courses are for those who handle and work with food regularly, like those in the food service industry. Some are recognized by the Department and some are not.

Legislation requires that at least one person per shift must have a food safety training course. It is strongly recommend that all people on the job have this training. The certificate must be renewed every five years.

Online and Private Food Handler Courses

The following courses have been deemed acceptable under Section 28 of the Food Safety Regulations.

Online and Private Food Handler Courses (PDF)

Food Handler Course Exemption

Food Establishments Exemptions (PDF)

Food Handler Certificate Replacement Form (PDF)