Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Courses Offered in the Fraser Valley

Visit the following sites for more information and to book your course in the Fraser Valley.

Original Shooting Sports

Instructor: Curt Smecher

K2B Firearms Safety Training

Instructor: Bob Lalonde (604-313-9925)

Guydlines for Success

Instructor: Guy Wilton

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General Course Information

First-time licence applicants must pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course before applying for a Possession and Acquisition Licence. After the in-class instruction, you will do a written and practical test.

There are two courses for firearms safety.

  • Non-restricted: Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) is an introductory course for anyone (including minors) who want to own non-restricted firearms.
  • Restricted: Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) is an introductory course for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to own restricted firearms.

Anyone 12 years or older can take the CFSC. Children under 12 can take the course, but only for educational purposes. They will not do the written or practical exams. To get a Minor’s Licence to borrow and use non-restricted firearms, the minor must be between 12 and 17 years old.

Topics

  • 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
  • safe storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted firearms

Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

Anyone wanting to acquire restricted firearms must also take the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course and pass the written and practical tests.

Topics

  • 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
  • safe storage, display, transportation and handling of restricted firearms