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 CFSC – Canadian Firearms Safety Course

CFSC Canadian Firearms Safety Course Non-Restricted Only 

This is the course required for your non-restricted Canadian Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL).

This course includes 8 hours of instruction on the date of the course and includes the testing which must be completed on a subsequent day.


  • Testing cannot be completed the same day as instructed.

Course content includes:

  • The evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions
  • Basic firearms safety procedures
  • Operating non-restricted firearm actions
  • Safe handling and carry procedures
  • Firing techniques and procedures
  • Care and maintenance of firearms
  • Laws: Safe storage, display, transportation and handling of  non-restricted firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Responsibilities of the firearms owner/user
Please Bring:
  • Writing material ( Pen & Note Paper)
  • Government Issued ID

Minor’s Licence:

Individuals younger than 18 years of age are only eligible to hold a non-restricted firearms license and as such will not be permitted to write the restricted portion of the Canadian Firearms Safety Course exam nor take the course for credit.

A minor’s licence permits the borrowing of non-restricted firearms for:

  • target practice;
  • organized shooting competitions;
  • hunting; and,
  • instruction in the use of firearms.

A minor’s licence also permits the acquisition of ammunition, unless there is an age restriction under the provincial or territorial law.

Please contact The Canadian Firearms Program for full details on eligibility.