Second Class Refrigeration Arena Course
The Second Class Refrigeration Course is six-month course 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.
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 have 2000 hours you will be eligible to write the final exam administered by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education (Technical Safety Division).
Date: January 4 & 5, 2023 – Orientation begins!
Location: NSCC Akerley Campus
*Final exam will take place on June 14, 2024
Who needs this ticket?
Anyone who wants to be certified to operate:
2. Refrigeration compressors
3. Air or other gas compressors.
Members – $499.99+HST
Non-Members – $749.99+HST
The Second Class Refrigeration Course runs January to June every year. Registration begins in August of the year prior.
SEATS ARE LIMITED TO 15 PER YEAR
Deadline for the 2024 course is November 17, 2023
In March, RFANS and NSAA travelled across the province to visit facilities that currently have apprentices enrolled in the course to do a check in, gather feedback and talk about ways that the course could be approved. The course was originally designed to help facility operators that had been out of school for some time, had minimal computer experience but lots of hands-on experience in the field.
As the industry changes, we see a need to adjust the course to meet the needs of the industry. We heard a recurring theme to add a practical component to the course to allow for more hands-on experience. We will continue to work with our partners to make improvements that ensure our facility operators get the training needed to keep our facilities safe.
PROOF OF 2000 HOURS
Tracked hours form
Return registration form to:
5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6