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. Please refer to the Mandatory Food Hygiene Training Fact SheetPDF Download Link (PDF:14k) for more information.

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.

2018 Courses
Antigonish: Heatherton Community Centre - 42 Summerside Rd.
Date Time Status
New Glasgow - Summer Street Industries, 72 Park St.
DateTime Status
March 12, 2019 9 am - 4 pm
April 24, 2019 9 am - 4 pm
Port Hawkesbury - Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, 606 Reeve St
DateTime Status
Apr. 24, 2019 9 am - 4 pm
Jun. 19, 2019 9 am - 4 pm
Sydney - Grand Lake Rd. Fire Hall, 793 Grand Lake Rd
DateTime Status
Mar. 20, 2019 9 am - 4 pm FULL
May 22, 2019 9 am - 4 pm  
Jun. 12, 2019 9 am - 4 pm