Courses and Fees

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Course Requirements


The CFSC and the CRFSC course and examination are required for those individuals who wish to apply for a Possession and Acquisition Licence ( PAL )
 
 
Each province has its own delivery method for the Canadian Firearms Safety Courses. In Ontario, each instructor delivers the course directly to the public. They set their own prices and do most of their own administration.
 
The FSESO does not maintain a master list of course dates and locations. Please click on the tab "Find an Instructor", select an instructor from the dispalyed list that is closest to where you wish to take a course. You can then contact the instructor who will provide the date, time and specific location where the course will be held.


Course Fees

As of January 9th, 2019, the following maximum fees apply to the Canadian Firearms Safety Courses program delivery in Ontario.
* Please note the following fees do not include applicable Federal and Provincial taxes or course material.
 
** Prices are subject to change without notice
DESCRIPTION MAXIMUM COST
Canadian Firearm Safety Course ( CFSC ) & Test
$170.00
Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course ( CRFSC ) After 30 days & Test
 
Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) Within 30 days & Test

$170.00
 
$130.00
 
Both Canadian Firearms Safety Course & Restricted Firearms Safety Course  ( Includes both tests & minimum 12 hours classroom instruction )
$300.00


Canadian Firearms Safety Course

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 the tests.
 
Topics covered in the CFSC include:
  • the evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions;
  • basic firearms safety practices;
  • ammunition;
  • operating firearm actions;
  • safe handling and carry procedures;
  • firing techniques and procedures;
  • care of non-restricted firearms;
  • responsibilities of the firearms owner/user; and
  • safe storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted firearms.
 

Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

In accordance with the Firearms Act, a new firearms safety course focusing on
restricted firearms (primarily handguns) was developed and implemented on
February 1, 1999. The legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire
restricted and/or prohibited firearms must take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course
(CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) and pass the
tests.
 
Topics covered in the CRFSC include:
  • the evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions;
  • basic firearms safety practices;
  • ammunition;
  • operating handgun actions;
  • firing techniques and procedures for handguns;
  • care of restricted firearms;
  • responsibilities of the firearms owner/user; and
  • safe storage, display, transportation and handling of restricted firearms

 

Hunter Education Program 

The Ontario Hunter Education Program will assist you to understand the natural world and become a knowledgeable and responsible hunter. Click here for details. 

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. 

Find FSESO Study Manuals Here

 

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.

Find FSESO Courses and Fee Information Here

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