Please note the following important updates regarding FSESO business operations.


Administration Office Operations

In accordance with the provincial stay-at-home order, our Administration Office is closed to the public, and the organization is continuing essential business operations only.  


Suspension of All Courses

The Chief Firearms Officer of Ontario has ordered the suspension of all CFSC and CRFSC courses and examinations in the Province of Ontario until further notice.


At this time, we have no information regarding timelines for courses to resume.   We will update our website once more information is available.  Please visit for ongoing updates.


2020 Course Paperwork

Due to the high volume of courses delivered in November and December, we are experiencing paperwork processing delays.  Current processing timelines are 8-10 weeks from the course date.  We appreciate your patience and understanding. 


Missing or Replacement Paperwork

If you are looking for lost paperwork or paperwork from a course completed before November or December 2020, we are unable to assist you at this time.  Please check our website at for updates on our return to regular business operations.


Student Manuals

We are unable to process orders for student manuals at this time.  To access a digital copy, please visit the Government of Canada Publications website: (English (French)


We appreciate your patience and understanding.




The Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO) is an association of firearms safety instructors.

Our instructors are designated by the Chief Firearms Office to teach and examine the Canadian Firearm Safety Course (CFSC) and/or Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course in Ontario. more

Taking the CFSC/CRFSC In Ontario

New applicants for a Possession and Acquisition Licence must successfully complete the CFSC and/or CRFSC course and exam prior to applying for their licence.  Participation in classroom training is mandatory and applicants are no longer eligible to complete a challenge test. more

Course Paperwork

Students who have taken a CFSC/CRFSC Course and exam with an FSESO instructor will receive a stamped copy of their CFSC/CRFSC student report form from the FSESO administration office approximately 4-6 weeks from the date the paperwork is received in our office. more