The Firearms Act requires that individuals wishing to acquire non-restricted firearms must take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and pass the tests.
As per Section 8 of the Firearms Act, individuals under 18 must complete the CFSC and pass the tests in order to be eligible for a licence.
Individuals over 18 years of age who wish to acquire restricted firearms must also take the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) and pass the tests.
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Firearms Safety Training – Student Feedback
All instructors who teach the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) must meet and maintain certain service standards and quality of instruction. The Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) relies on student feedback in order to monitor and constantly improve how this firearms safety training is being provided.
If you would like to provide feedback to the CFP regarding your CFSC or CRFSC training experience, we welcome you to contact us at CFO_Program-Programme_CAF@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.