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. The content of this course is controlled and approved by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Firearms Program and was developed to meet the mandatory requirements of section 7 of the Firearms Act.
To be eligible to apply for a Possession and Acquisition Licence, classroom participation in the full CFSC is mandatory for first-time licence applicants. Once the course is completed, individuals will then have to pass the tests.
Topics covered in the CFSC include:
In accordance with the Firearms Act, a firearms safety course focusing on restricted firearms was developed and implemented on February 1, 1999. Individuals wishing to acquire restricted firearms must take the full classroom delivery of the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC), and pass all the tests.
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.
CFSC = Canadian Firearm Safety Course
CRFSC = Canadian Restricted Firearm Safety Course
|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|
|New Brunswick Firearms Office||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|