Personal Development Credits

Since September 2012, all public high school students in Nova Scotia have been able to earn personal development credits and have these count as one of the five elective credits they need to graduate. 

Students can earn personal development credits in three areas: arts, languages, and leadership.

Personal Development Credit Policy

Students & Families

A wide range of personal development credits are available to public high school students during the school year. Please check back on this site for updates. For more information you can also speak with a school counsellor a principal or vice-principal.

Approved Providers and Courses for 2023-2024

Personal Development Credits: Information for Students and Parents/Guardians

Student Notification Form (MS Word Version)


The Department has approved and is currently working with multiple organizations. Please view the Approved Provider and Course List for this school year and the Personal Development Credit Requirement Information for Schools for further information.

Approved Providers and Courses for 2023-2024

Personal Development Requirement Information for Schools

Course and Program Providers

New applications will be accepted in February 2025. A new application form will be available to download in the fall of 2024. 

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