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Burnaby PAL Courses CFSC


PAL Course & CORE Hunter 0 471


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Completing this Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) is required to apply for your non-restricted PAL (Possession Acquisition License).

This is a 1-day course which includes the exam at the completion of course material. The test is comprised of a true/false – multiple choice written and a practical handling section.

This CFSC covers non-restricted firearms only and will not satisfy the RCMP requirements for restricted firearms licensing.

The course costs $180.00 and is delivered by the best Firearm Safety Instructors in the country.

BCFA offers Restricted Upgrade Courses. Click here for the schedule and contact the office to receive the combined course price.

Class runs from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Class starts at 9:30 a.m.
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 license permits the borrowing of non-restricted firearms for:

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

A minor’s license 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.