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Tractor Safety Course

From the spring of 2015:

Extended Learning and Farm Safety Nova Scotia have partnered to offer the Tractor Safety Course!


Next Course: Saturday & Sunday November 5 and 6, 2016 -                                     Dal AC Campus, Truro, NS


Revised and updated, this course is designed to increase awareness and test competency of  tractor operators with regards to safe operation and use of farm tractors and implements. 

This following people can participate in this course:

  • 14-16 year olds with a valid Nova Scotia Class 8 drivers license who want to be able to haul equipment on Nova Scotia roads and,
  • Those with a valid class 5 drivers license who want to increase their tractor safety knowledge and skills.

Participants with a valid Nova Scotia Class 8 driver’s license who successfully complete the course will receive a wallet card that enables them to operator a tractor with an attached implement on Nova Scotia Roads. Please note that the wallet card is valid for a farm tractor and trailer, if the combined weight of the vehicle combination weighs 14 000 kg or less.

All participants who achieve a minimum of 70 per cent on both the written and practical testing compnonents of this course will receive a certificate.

What's covered:

  • Safety
  • Highway regulations
  • Pre-operation checks
  • Safe starts and stops
  • Hazards
  • Connecting and hauling various implements (front and rear-end)

This course is not intended to teach tractor driving. You must have at least 10 hours of supervised tractor driving experience before taking this course.

Registration Fees:  

Regular Rate $350.00 + HST

NS Registered Farms and 4-H Members Rate $225.00

Registration Form


Extended Learning is able to offer this course to a variety of groups, off-campus. If you are interested please contact us to find out how we can bring this course to you.

This project was supported by Farm Safety Nova Scotia with funding from FCC Ag Safety Fund administered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association with funding from Farm Credit Canada.