Second Class Refrigeration Arena Course

Deadline for applications is November 18th, 2022

The Second Class Refrigeration Course is designed to help facilities train their staff to obtain a Second Class Refrigeration ticket in order to continue to meet the Department of Labour and Advanced Education’s codes and regulations.

Who needs this ticket?
Anyone who wants to be certified to operate:
1. Boilers;
2. Refrigeration compressors;
3. Air or other gas compressors.

This course is offered through a partnership with the Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA), Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. It consists of several in class sessions at NSCC Akerley Campus and online training which takes places over a six-month period. Once you have attended all the mandatory in class sessions, passed the online requirements and you have 2000 hours you will be eligible to write the final exam administered by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education (Technical Safety Division).

The Second Class Refrigeration Course runs January to June every year. Registration begins in August of the year prior. This course only accepts 15 participants each year.

Please contact the RFANS office at 902-425-5450 ext 330 if you have questions or require further information.

2nd Class Refrigeration Application form 2023

Proof of Hours 2023

2nd Class Refrigeration Announcement Letter 2023


Nova Scotia Community College
Akerley Campus
21 Woodlawn Road
Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7