CRFSC/R-PAL - Canadian Restricted
Firearms Safety Course
DURATION: 4-6hrs. + 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 restricted
firearms in Canada.
- to ensure that prospective
restricted 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, who have
already successfully passed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and who wish
to obtain a Restricted Possession
and Acquisition License (R-PAL) for restricted Firearms in Canada.
COURSE TOPICS: Ammunition,
action types, safe handling, legal storage and transport and Social
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 R-PAL in the mail. Once each student has his or
her R-PAL, he or she will be legally able to purchase restricted firearms (with
approved transfers) and apply for Authorization to Transport Restricted
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 Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) was
developed in partnership with the provinces and territories, national
organizations with an ongoing interest in firearms safety, and many firearms
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
restricted firearms must take the CRFSC and pass both the written and the
practical exams. Individuals wishing to acquire restricted firearms must have
already successfully passed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course.
TOPICS COVERED IN CFSC
- Historical Restricted
- Ammunition anatomy and design
- Firearms basic action types
- Safe practices and handling
of unrestricted firearms(ACTS and PROVE)
- Operating restricted firearm
- 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.