CFSC/PAL - Canadian Firearms Safety
DURATION: 10hrs. + exams.
ITINERARY: SEE CALENDAR
CLASSROOM LOCATION: 2110 Island Hwy. East, Nanoose Bay, BC (Look for the four Grader Tires (Yellow and Black) which mark the driveway.
- to meet the
mandatory requirements of section 7 of the Firearms
Act** and allow
successful students to obtain a license to purchase and acquire
unrestricted firearms and ammunition in Canada.
- to ensure that prospective
unrestricted firearms users meet acceptable standards of knowledge and
skill for safe and ethical participation in ownership and shooting sports.
**BIll C-42 states that students
may no longer challenge either of the Firearms Safety Courses.
***REMINDER: a "Service Fee" is required to be submitted with your application to the Canadian Firearms Program. $61.32 for the non-restricted PAL and $81.76 for the Restricted PAL.
are Canadian residents who are 18 years of age or older and who wish
to obtain a Possession and
Acquisition License (PAL) for Unrestricted Firearms and ammunition in
Canada. Youths as young as 12 years old are also qualified to participate
in the course and examinations and may obtain a Junior PAL if desired.
COURSE TOPICS: History
of Firearms, ammunition, action types, safe handling, legal storage and
transport and Social responsibilities.
EXAMS: Following the
lessons, students will be expected to demonstrate his or her comprehension
- A 50
question, multiple-choice exam
- A practical
handling firearms handling exam
students will each submit a completed course report along with a
photograph and a completed application
form to the Canadian Firearms Program
for background checks and licensing. After approx. 2-3 months,
students should receive their PAL in the mail. Once each student has his or her
PAL, he or she will be legally able to
purchase unrestricted firearms and ammunition.
MATERIALS: Students should either purchase a
text book from a local outfitter shop or download a free PDF version of the CFSC/CRFSC Student Handbook
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 both the written the
TOPICS COVERED IN CFSC
- The history of firearms and
- Ammunition anatomy and design
- Firearms basic action types
- Safe practices and handling
of unrestricted firearms(ACTS and PROVE)
- Operating firearm actions
- Safe shooting and carry
- Firing techniques and
- Care and maintenance of
- Social responsibilities of
the firearms owner/user
- Safe and legal storage,
display and transportation of non-restricted firearms.