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CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE (CFSC) / CANADIAN RESTRICTED FIREARM SAFETY COURSE (CRFSC)

The CFSC and the CRFSC course and examination are required for those individuals who wish to apply for a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL/RPAL)

Canadian Firearms Safety Course

In Canada, EVERYONE who possesses or acquires a firearm MUST be licenced to do so. A firearms licence is also required to purchase ammunition.

In order to apply for a firearms licence, an individual must first demonstrate knowledge of firearm safety. Firearms safety training courses in Ontario are overseen by the Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario to teach students how to safely handle, use, transport and store firearms.


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.


Topics covered in the CFSC include:

  • the evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions;

  • basic firearms safety practices;

  • ammunition;

  • operating firearm actions;

  • safe handling and carry procedures;

  • firing techniques and procedures;

  • care of non-restricted firearms;

  • responsibilities of the firearms owner/user; and

  • safe storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted firearms.

Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

In accordance with the Firearms Act, a new 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 and/or prohibited firearms must take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course

(CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) and pass the

tests.


  • Topics covered in the CRFSC include:

  • the evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions;

  • basic firearms safety practices;

  • ammunition;

  • operating handgun actions;

  • firing techniques and procedures for handguns;

  • care of restricted firearms;

  • responsibilities of the firearms owner/user; and

  • safe storage, display, transportation and handling of restricted firearms

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