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How Does It Work


The Apprenticeship department of Nova Scotia Community College and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency work collaboratively to provide apprentices flexible access to quality apprenticeship training that complements the workplace practical training.

This approach provides apprentices the opportunity to access their training anywhere online. Apprentices will be allowed up to three (3) months from the date of registration to complete each course.


There is no cost for apprenticeship courses offered through the Internet. Please Note: The participant is responsible for purchasing textbooks and other resource materials.


A Current Training Plan from your Industry Training Consultant is required. This lists the courses you are required to take. Registration can be accessed in two ways:
  • In person:
    Visit your local Nova Scotia Community College campus.

  • Over the phone:
    Call the Admissions department (
    Halifax Metro Area: 902 491 4911
    Outside Metro: 1 866 679 6722

When registering for your course be sure to have with you your:
  1. Training Plan.
  2. Apprenticeship Client ID number.
  3. E mail address.

What Happens Next:

After you’ve registered, NSCC e-mail you with a user name and password. It will also include instructions on how to access your course. If you feel that you need a face-to-face orientation you can call the following numbers to arrange an appointment.

Metro Area: 491-3502
Outside Metro (Toll Free): 1-877-491-6774

Your Instructor will be available to you by email or phone. The contact information will be provided in the introductory material within your online course.

There are exams to be written in the online courses offered by the NSCC. The exams must be written under supervision. To book time at your local Campus to write an online course exam, check the proctoring Schedule at for times and contact information. Under certain circumstances arrangements may be made to have exams proctored outside the NSCC Campuses. Please refer to the information at to to make these alternate arrangements.