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  • Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) - Non-Restricted Firearms 
  • Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) - Restricted Firearms 

Quality firearms safety training is provided by certified Firearms Instructors and Examiners who are designated by the Chief Firearms Office (CFO). The CFSC and CRFSC courses are designed to familiarize you with the safe, effective and responsible handling of firearms and ammunition. As preparation for the legally required tests, the courses will cover the various types of firearms and ammunition, the laws concerning firearms ownership, storage, and transportation, as well as basic firearm operation and safe handling.

Successful completion of the associated exams is compulsory for the application of a Possession and Acquisition License. The entire course and test are required for youth wishing to apply for a Minors License and for those persons seeking employment in the security field.

Course Notes note:

  • The courses listed below are offered in English only. Content and exams will be presented in English.
  • Instructors will ask for Identification at the start of the course. Please reference below for acceptable options:


Acceptable Identification - Adults:
The current list of acceptable photo ID for the CFSC/CRFSC course reports and examination forms is as follows:
- Any recognized government identification (Military, Ministry etc.)
- Passport (any Country)
- Driver’s Licence (any province)
- Ontario Photo Card (or other government-issued provincial photo identification)
- A letter from the bishop of the Mennonite community can also be accepted as identification


 Acceptable Identification - Minors:
For students under the age of 18 (Minors) without any of the identification listed above, the following is a list of acceptable identification for the CFSC/CRFSC course report and examination forms:
- Birth Certificate and a valid School Photo ID
- Birth Certificate and the Parent or Guardian acceptable government identification


Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC)

Non-restricted firearms (Rifle & Shotgun)  

1. Friday, March 27, 2020 5:00pm to 9:00pm Program Barcode: 2286
  Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00am to 7:00pm  
 2. Friday, July 24, 2020
5:00pm to 9:00pm Program Barcode: 1811
  Saturday, July 25, 2020
8:00am to 7:00pm  
  Fee:  $170/per session    


Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC)

Restricted firearms

PREQUISITE:  Students must have successfully completed the 10 hour "CFSC - Non restricted course and exam".  Students must bring a copy of their CFSC course report to the CRFSC Course.

This 10-hour course is held:

  • Friday evening from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, AND
  • Saturday from 8:00am to 7:00pm
2020 WINTER Session
    Program Barcode
1. Friday, February 7 & Saturday, February 8, 2020 1712
  Fee: $170/per session  


Combined Non-Restricted and Restricted Course (CFSC and CRFSC)

(Non-Restricted and Restricted on same weekend) 

This combo course offers the opportunity to complete both courses and associated exams in one weekend. Participants must be able to attend Friday evening, and both Saturday and Sunday.

Weekend courses are held:

  • Friday evening from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, AND
  • Saturday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, AND
  • Sunday from 8:00am to 7:00pm
SESSIONS Program Barcode
1. Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8, 2020  1667
2. Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22, 2020  1668
3. Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29, 2020  1670
4. Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19, 2020  1808
5. Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26, 2020  1814
6 Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10, 2020  1812
7. Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24, 2020  1815
8. Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21, 2020  1816
9. Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2020  1809
10. Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12, 2020  1810
11. Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19, 2020 2273
12. Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9, 2020 1813
  Fee:  $300/per session  




Advance registration and payment is required. Register early as these courses sell out well in advance. You can register on-line on Play RA using the Program Barcode. Cancellation or transfers are subject to $20 admin. fee and can only be considered if requested in writing a minimum of 7 days prior to the course date.


Students are responsible for downloading or ordering the course manual before the start of the program. The RA Centre and/or course instructor does not provide course manuals.

It is strongly recommended that students purchase manuals in advance of their course(s) so they have time to read or review the material prior to attending the course.  

Study manuals can be downloaded on-line at http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/9.801815/publication.html

The manuals can also be purchased from the Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO) by calling toll free 1-877-322-2345 and must do so at least 10 days in advance of the course in order to receive it in time.