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Firearms Safety Education
Quality firearms safety training is provided by certified Firearms Instructors and Examiners who are designated by the Chief Firearms Office (CFO). The CFSC and CRFSC courses are designed to familiarize you with the safe, effective and responsible handling of firearms and ammunition. As preparation for the legally required tests, the courses will cover the various types of firearms and ammunition, the laws concerning firearms ownership, storage, and transportation, as well as basic firearm operation and safe handling.
Successful completion of the associated exams is compulsory for the application of a Possession and Acquisition License. The entire course and test are required for youth wishing to apply for a Minors License and for those persons seeking employment in the security field.
For additional information on how to obtain a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) and next steps required upon completion of any of these courses please visit the Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario website at: https://fseso.org/courses/#possession-aquisition-licence.
Acceptable Identification - Adults:
The current list of acceptable photo ID for the CFSC/CRFSC course reports and examination forms is as follows:
- Any recognized government identification (Military, Ministry etc.)
- Passport (any Country)
- Driver’s License (any province)
- Ontario Photo Card (or other government-issued provincial photo identification)
- A letter from the bishop of the Mennonite community can also be accepted as identification
Acceptable Identification - Minors:
For students under the age of 18 (Minors) without any of the identification listed above, the following is a list of acceptable identification for the CFSC/CRFSC course report and examination forms:
- Birth Certificate and a valid School Photo ID
- Birth Certificate and the Parent or Guardian acceptable government identification
Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC)
Non-restricted firearms (Rifle & Shotgun):
Fee: $190 (plus tax)
Canadian Firearms Safety Courses are not currently being offered, please check back at a later date.
Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC)
PREQUISITE: Students must have successfully completed the 10 hour "CFSC - Non restricted course and exam". Students must bring their valid PAL license or a copy of their CFSC course report to the CRFSC Course.
Fee: $190 (plus tax)
Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Courses are not currently being offered, please check back at a later date.
Combined Non-Restricted & Restricted Course (CFSC & CRFSC)
(Non-Restricted and Restricted on same weekend)
This combo course offers the opportunity to complete both courses and associated exams in one weekend. Participants must be able to attend Friday evening, and both Saturday and Sunday.
Fee: $340 (plus tax)
Register on-line by clicking on the program barcode!
Friday June 16 to Sunday June 18, 2023 19997
Advance registration and payment is required. Register early as these courses sell out well in advance. You can register on-line on Play RA using the 4-digit Program Barcode. Cancellation or transfers are subject to $20 admin. fee and can only be considered if requested in writing a minimum of 7 days prior to the course date.
Course Manual - REQUIRED
Students are responsible for downloading or ordering the course manual before the start of the program. The RA Centre and/or course instructor does not provide course manuals.
It is strongly recommended that students purchase manuals in advance of their course(s) so they have time to read or review the material prior to attending the course.
Study manuals can be downloaded on-line at http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/9.801815/publication.html
The manuals can also be purchased from the Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO) by calling toll free 1-877-322-2345 and must do so at least 10 days in advance of the course in order to receive it in time.