• CFSC/PAL - Canadian Firearms Safety Course

CFSC/PAL - Canadian Firearms Safety Course

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.

GOALS:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

PREREQUISITE: Candidate 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 through both:

  1. A 50 question, multiple-choice exam
  2. practical handling firearms handling exam

OUTCOME: Successful 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 

ABOUT:

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 practical exams.

TOPICS COVERED IN CFSC  INCLUDE:

  • The history of firearms and ammunition
  • Ammunition anatomy and design
  • Firearms basic action types and anatomy
  • Safe practices and handling of unrestricted firearms(ACTS and PROVE)
  • Operating firearm actions
  • Safe shooting and carry procedures
  • Firing techniques and procedures
  • Care and maintenance of non-restricted  firearms
  • Social responsibilities of the firearms owner/user
  • Safe and legal storage, display and transportation of non-restricted firearms.

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CFSC/PAL - Canadian Firearms Safety Course

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CFSC/CRFSC STUDENT HANDBOOK (PDF)

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