Certification process - Nova Scotia


All staff working directly with children must apply for a Classification or School-Age Training Approval. Application is made to Child Care Staff Classification Services. Visit the Classification for Child Care Staff website for detailed information. 

Staff complete an application form and provide official transcripts as proof of having met the requirements for a Classification or School-Age Training Approval.

The process for Classification / School-Age Approval must be initiated before beginning employment at a licensed child care facility. There is no fee for Classification. For more information, see the Child Care Staff Classification Services A Guide to Classification and School Age Approval.