• 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)  

Program Barcode: 1811
  Friday, July 24, 2020
5:00pm to 9:00pm
  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

Fee: $170/per session

2020 WINTER Session
    Program Barcode
1. Friday, February 7 & Saturday, February 8, 2020 1712


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

Fee: $300/per session

January 10,11,12, 2020                                      #1663

January 17,18,19, 2020                                      #1664

January 24,25,26, 2020                                       #1665

February 7,8,9, 2020                                           #1671

February 21,22,23, 2020                                     #1666

March 6,7,8, 2020                                                #1667

March 20,21,22, 2020                                           #1668

March 27,28,29, 2020                                           #1670

April 17,18,19, 2020                                              #1808

April 24,25,26, 2020                                              #1814

May 8,9,10, 2020                                                   #1812

May 22,23,24, 2020                                               #1815

June 19,20,21, 2020                                               #1816

June 26,27,28, 2020                                               #1809

July 10,11,12, 2020                                                #1810

August 7,8,9, 2020                                                  #1813



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

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.