Continuing Care Assistant Program

External Certificates

Completing the six external certificates is required prior to registering to write the CCA Certification Exam.  The contact information, approximate costs (subject to change), and other certificates that are considered equivalent is listed below. This list does not show all of the places or organizations offering these courses. Licensed education providers offer the certificates as a part of the classroom course intakes.  


Dementia: Understanding the Journey (ADODCC) - Costs vary 
Health Association Nova Scotia, Barb Salkin 832-8500 ext. 282
barb.salkin@healthassociation.ns.ca 

WHMIS - Cost $24.95 
Online: www.access.nscc.ns.ca/safety 

Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety Act - Costs vary 
Online: www.access.nscc.ns.ca/safety 

Standard First Aid & CPR Level C OR 
Safety Oriented First Aid & CPR Level C - Cost $95.00 
St. John’s Ambulance, TOLL-FREE: (800) 565-5056 or www.sja.ca/ns 

Food Hygiene Training Courses, NSDA (below lists acceptable courses) - Costs vary 
http://novascotia.ca/agri/programs-and-services/food-protection/food-hygiene-course/ (902) 424-8004 or (902) 541-5720 

Recognized courses: 

  • SERVSAFE 
  • FOODSAFE LEVEL 1 
  • FOOD SAFE LEVEL 2 
  • Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, National Food Safety Training Program 
  • TRAINCAN BASICS OR ADVANCED FST 
  • TRAINCAN BASIC (on line delivery) www.onlinetraining.tourismhrc.com/ 
  • Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors, FoodWise 
  • Costco Food Safety Certification Program 

NS Palliative Care Front Line Education - Cancer Care Nova Scotia - Costs vary 
Contact current CCA Education providers or Cancer Care Nova Scotia: www.cancercare.ns.ca for other locations.