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Frequently Asked Questions About Canadian Firearms Licensing and PAL Courses

Frequently Asked Firearms & PAL Courses

Frequently Asked Questions About Canadian Firearms Licensing and PAL Courses

How do I register for a PAL course in BC?

How do I register for a PAL course in BC?

How do I register for a PAL course in BC? To book your PAL course go to WWW.BCFIREARMSACADEMY.CA or call 604-592-2410. BC Firearms Academy has PAL courses running 7 days a week. Non-restricted, Restricted and Combined courses. Register By PAL Course Type  Combined PAL / RPAL Courses https://bcfirearmsacademy.ca/events/category/cfsccrfsc/ PAL Non-restricted Courses  https://bcfirearmsacademy.ca/events/category/cfsc/ RPAL Restricted Courses […]

Free Practice Quizzes for the PAL Course

Free Practice Quizzes for the PAL Course

Free practice Quizzes for the PAL Course? BC Firearms Academy offers free study material for the CFSC course! We have flashcards, quizzes and free online courses, all designed to get you ready for your PAL course.  This is completely optional and supplementary to the CFSC. Your BC Firearms Academy Instructor will cover everything you need […]

How do I renew my PAL online?

How do I renew my PAL online?

How do I renew my PAL online?  Complete an online application using Individual Web Services. Click To Renew Your PAL Online https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/individual-web-services RCMP Firearms Forms PAL Application and Firearms Licences Renewal Forms RCMP Firearms Application Renew an expired PAL or Application for a PAL RCMP 5592. Use this form if you do not have a [...]
Can I set up a shooting range on my private property?

Can I set up a shooting range on my private property?

Can I set up a shooting range on my private property? Yes, Check with your municipality to see if firearms can lawfully be discharged in your area. Setting up target shooting on your property Check with your municipality to see if firearms can lawfully be discharged in your area. Contact the CFO of your province or […]

Where do I get the PAL renewal form?

Where do I get the PAL renewal form?

Where do I get the PAL renewal form?  Application for Renewal of a Firearms Licence for an Individual (form RCMP 5614)   Click Here  Click to access 8bbe1aa744d397751616e9882a203e4a.pdf Licence renewal for individuals The CFP sends licence renewal notices to valid individual licence holders three months before the date of expiry. Before renewing your licence, you will […]

How many questions is the PAL / RPAL test?

How many questions is the PAL / RPAL test?

How many questions is the PAL / RPAL test?  There are 50 questions on the written portion: two-thirds are true/false with the rest being multiple choice. You have to get 80% to pass. 50 questions on the non-restricted written  50 questions on the restricted written Most students typically take 17 – 22 minutes for the CFSC / CRFSC […]

How long does it take to get PAL?

How long does it take to get PAL?

How long does it take to get PAL? 45-DAYS The RCMP estimates 45 days to process a PAL application. There is a minimum 28-day waiting period for all applicants who do not currently hold a valid firearms licence. This waiting period is completed in the estimated 45-day processing time. IS THERE A WAITING PERIOD FOR […]

Where do I mail my PAL Application?

Where do I mail my PAL Application?

Where do I mail my PAL Application? Royal Canadian Mounted Police P.O. Box 1200  Miramichi NB E1N 5Z3 PAL APPLICATION FROM RCMP 5529 https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/firearms-forms#f1 Information Sheet: Application for a Possession and Acquisition Licence Under the Firearms Act (for Individuals Aged 18 and Over) The fee to apply for a firearms licence will be changing annually. […]

Do I CALL Every Time I Transport a Restricted?

Do I CALL Every Time I Transport a Restricted?

Do I CALL Every Time I Transport a Restricted? No, an authorization to transport (ATT) is added to your PAL when you buy a restricted. The ATT is a condition of a PAL for routine and lawful activities. An ATT is automatically included with a valid possession and acquisition licence if you own a restricted. Authorization […]

What ammo is rimfire?

What ammo is rimfire?

What ammo is rimfire? Rimfire ammunition is a metallic cartridge whose primer is located within a rim protruding from the base of its casing. More rimfire info Rimfire ammunition is a type of firearm metallic cartridge whose primer is located within a hollow circumferential rim protruding from the base of its casing. When fired, the gun’s firing pin will strike and crush the rim against the […]

How Many Questions Are The PAL Test?

How Many Questions Are The PAL Test?

How Many Questions Are The PAL Test?  50 Questions! The written exam is made up of 50 questions all of which are “true or false” or “multiple-choice”.  The practical examination consists of a series of actions that you will be asked to perform with various firearms in order to demonstrate you’re safe handling of firearms. […]

What is the passing Grade for the PAL Exams

What is the passing Grade for the PAL Exams

What is the Passing Grade for the PAL Exams? To pass you must obtain a score of 80% or higher.  You must get 80% or better on both components to successfully pass, to be able to apply for a non-restricted or a restricted license. How many questions is the PAL test? The written exam is […]

CAN I DO MY CFSC AND CRFSC EXAM ONLINE?

CAN I DO MY CFSC AND CRFSC EXAM ONLINE?

CAN I DO MY CFSC AND CRFSC EXAMS ONLINE? No, as there is a practical gun handling component to the exam. The Canadian Firearms Safety Course must be completed in the classroom. It cannot be done online. Student feedback All instructors must meet and maintain certain service standards and quality of instruction. To provide feedback […]

I AM A NON-RESIDENT BUT WANT  FIREARMS LICENCE (PAL)

I AM A NON-RESIDENT BUT WANT FIREARMS LICENCE (PAL)

I AM A NON-RESIDENT BUT WANT FIREARMS LICENCE (PAL) Non-residents can apply for a Possession and Acquisition Licence.  Non-residents must provide a letter from their local Police Service with a NCIC check. Non-residents https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/non-residents Non-residents must be 18 years of age or older to use a firearm in Canada or to bring one into the country. Visiting […]

 HOW LONG IS MY FIREARMS LICENCE GOOD FOR?

 HOW LONG IS MY FIREARMS LICENCE GOOD FOR?

HOW LONG IS MY FIREARMS LICENCE GOOD FOR? A Firearms Licence is valid for a period of five (5)  years unless revoked. Each Firearms Licence has an expiry date on it. More information about the Firearms Licences A firearms licence in Canada is known as a Possession and Acquisition Licence or PAL. A possession and acquisition […]

HOW DO I UPGRADE MY PAL SO THAT I CAN ACQUIRE RESTRICTED FIREARMS?

HOW DO I UPGRADE MY PAL SO THAT I CAN ACQUIRE RESTRICTED FIREARMS?

HOW DO I UPGRADE MY PAL SO THAT I CAN ACQUIRE RESTRICTED FIREARMS? You must meet the additional safety course/test requirement (CRFSC). You then submit a new application for a firearms licence RCMP 5592.. Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course Anyone wanting to acquire restricted firearms must also take the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course and pass […]

CAN I ONLY GET A RESTRICTED FIREARMS LICENCE?

CAN I ONLY GET A RESTRICTED FIREARMS LICENCE?

CAN I ONLY GET A RESTRICTED FIREARMS LICENCE? No – In accordance with the Firearms Act the CFSC  must be completed before the CRFSC. The non-restricted firearms safety course/test (CFSC) is a prerequisite for the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC). Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course In accordance with the Firearms Act, the Canadian Firearms Program […]

CAN I PURCHASE FIREARMS AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE?

CAN I PURCHASE FIREARMS AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE?

CAN I PURCHASE FIREARMS AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE? Once you’ve completed this course, you can apply for the Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL).  The Firearms program will hold your application for 28 days before processing. It typically takes 45 days to get a PAL. Step 1 – Safety course The first step on the road […]

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE CANADIAN RESTRICTED FIREARM SAFETY COURSE?

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE CANADIAN RESTRICTED FIREARM SAFETY COURSE?

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE CANADIAN RESTRICTED FIREARM SAFETY COURSE? This course is designed for a person who wants to legally own restricted firearms.RPAL holders may also purchase ammunition, get into competitive shooting, or collecting of restricted firearms Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course Anyone wanting to acquire restricted firearms must also take the Canadian Restricted Firearms […]

ARE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION USED DURING THE CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE?

ARE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION USED DURING THE CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE?

ARE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION USED DURING THE CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE? Yes, the firearms and ammunition are disabled.  That means they are considered training aids and can no longer fire. Canadian Firearms Safety Course First-time licence applicants must pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course before applying for a Possession and Acquisition Licence. After the in-class instruction, you […]

Can Minor’s Buy Ammo? Yes

Can Minor’s Buy Ammo? Yes

Can Minor’s Buy Ammo? Yes a Minor’s Licence’s Can Purchase Ammunition Minor’s Buying Ammo According to the Ammunition Regulations Act you must be at least 18 to buy ammunition, have a valid PAL and show a secondary piece of identification. Anyone between the age of 12 and 18 may purchase ammunition if they provide valid identification […]

Can I take the PAL Online? No

Can I take the PAL Online? No

Can I take the PAL Online? No, the firearms course (CFSC)  must be completed in person. More details on completing the PAL Firearms Course Although the CFSC must be completed in the classroom BC Firearms Academy offers free online study materials No. not even if you live in the middle of nowhere. Register for the […]

CFSC stands for Canadian Firearms Safety Course? CFSC stands for Canadian Firearms Safety Course

CFSC stands for Canadian Firearms Safety Course? CFSC stands for Canadian Firearms Safety Course

What does CFSC mean? CFSC stands for Canadian Firearms Safety Course Book A Course  Firearms safety There are two courses for firearms safety. Non-restricted: Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) is an introductory course for anyone (including minors) who want to own non-restricted firearms. Restricted: Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) is an introductory course for anyone over the age of 18 who […]

What does PAL mean? PAL stands for Possession and Acquisition License

What does PAL mean? PAL stands for Possession and Acquisition License

What does PAL mean? PAL stands for Possession and Acquisition License The PAL was formally known as the FAC You take the CFSC or Canadian Firearms Safety Course to get a PAL. The possession and acquisition licence (PAL; French: permis de possession et d’acquisition) is the primary firearms licence under Canadian firearms laws. The PAL is the only licence issued to new […]