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Welcome to the Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO)
The FSESO educates individuals in Ontario on the safe and responsible use and handling of both Non-Restricted and Restricted firearms. You can find an instructor in your area by clicking on the "Find a Course" link on the menu bar above.
The FSESO does not keep a master list of course dates. Course dates and pricing are available from your local instructor. Please note that course fees are to prescribed maximums as set out by the Chief Firearms Office, and the study manual may only be sold for a maximim of $20.00 plus tax. Please click on the corresponding links on the menu bar above for more information.
NOTE: There are companies and individuals, not associated to the FSESO, who advertise online to provide you with Firearms Safety Training Courses. These persons ARE NOT CERTIFIED by the Chief Firearms Office of Ontario to teach and test the Canadian Firearms Safety Courses. You should ensure you are dealing only with a Chief Firearms Office certified Firearms Instructor and Examiner before registering for any courses or examinations. Ask the instructor/examiner if they are designated by the Chief Firearms Office of Ontario to be a firearms instructor and examiner and ask that they provide you with their ON number. If you are unsure about the validity of an instructor/examiner, please call the FSESO at 1-800-731-4000 ext 7537 to verify.
FSESO instructors are the only Firearms Safety Instructors approved by the Chief Firearms Office of Ontario to instruct and provide testing for Canadian Firearm Safety Courses for the purposes of an individual wishing to obtain their P.A.L.
PLEASE NOTE: Effective June 18, 2015 classroom participation in firearms safety courses is mandatory for first-time licence applicants. Persons can no longer just take the examination (a challenge), they must take the full course for either the CFSC or the CRFSC.
The information in this website is intended to provide general information only. For legal references, please refer to the Firearms Act and its Regulations. Provincial, territorial and municipal laws, regulations and policies may also apply.