The Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) was developed in partnership with the provinces and territories, national organizations with an ongoing interest in firearms safety, and many firearms and hunter education course instructors from across Canada. This course was developed to meet the mandatory requirements of section 7 of the Firearms Act.
The legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire non-restricted firearms must take the CFSC and pass the tests OR challenge and pass the CFSC tests without taking the course. Individuals wishing to acquire restricted firearms must take the CFSC and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) and pass the tests OR challenge and pass the tests without taking either course.
Topics covered in the CFSC include:
In accordance with the Firearms Act, a firearms safety course focusing on restricted firearms (primarily handguns) was developed and implemented on February 1, 1999. The legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire restricted firearms must take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) and pass the tests OR challenge and pass the CFSC and the CRFSC tests without taking either course.
Topics covered in the CRFSC include:
To find an instructor, please contact the Chief Firearms Office (CFO) office or the service provider in your area as specified below.
* Canadian Firearm Safety Course (CFSC)
** Canadian Restricted Firearm Safety Course (CRFSC)
|Alberta||Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association||CFSC & CRFSC|
|British Columbia and Yukon||CFO Office||CFSC & CRFSC|
|Manitoba and Nunavut||CFSC & CRFSC|
|New Brunswick||Department of Natural Resources||CFSC|
|The French Community College of New Brunswick||CRFSC|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||College of North Atlantic||CFSC|
|Northwest Territories||Alberta CFO Office||CFSC & CRFSC|
|Nova Scotia||Hnatiuk's Hunting and Fishing||CFSC & CRFSC|
|Ontario||Firearms Safety Education Services of Ontario||CFSC & CRFSC|
|Prince Edward Island||CFO Office||CFSC & CRFSC|
|Quebec||Fédération québécoise des chasseurs et pêcheurs (French Only)||CFSC|
|Fédération québécoise de tir||CRFSC|
|Saskatchewan||CFO Office||CFSC & CRFSC|