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Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario


Welcome to the Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO)

Our Mission:  The FSESO will sustain public confidence, promote public safety, and encourage the responsible use of firearms by ensuring professional, effective, comprehensive and standard delivery of firearms safety training and testing through our members. 
Our instructors are designated by the Chief Firearms Office to teach and examine the Canadian Firearm Safety Course (CFSC). Some of our instructors are further appointed and certified to teach and examine the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC). In addition, many of our Instructors are further certified to teach and examine the Ontario Hunter Education Course.

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 1-877-322-2345 ext. 1 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: Classroom participation in firearms safety courses is mandatory for first-time licence applicants. Persons can no longer take a challenge examination in place of safety training.  All new applicants must successfully complete 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.


Instructor Portal

FSESO Instructors may access an Instructors Only website and perform tasks such as Adding a Course and Updating Your Profile. Click on the Portal Log In button to get to the FSESO Instructor Site.

FSESO Instructor Only Login Portal

Study Manuals

The new study manual is available. It includes both the Canadian Firearm Safety Course and Canadian  Restricted Firearm Safety Course  material. 

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Courses and Fees

Each province has its own delivery method for the Canadian Firearms Safety Courses. In Ontario, each instructor / examiner delivers the course directly to the public.

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