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The Canadian Firearms Safety Course Student Handbook

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Please note that the restricted handbook and the non-restricted handbook have now been incorporated into one document. You need only download it once.

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course is the first step in getting your Possession and Acquisition Licence (Also Known As: a Firearms Licence). It is also the prerequisite for the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course.


Your Possession and Acquisition Licence, or PAL, allows you to purchase and or possess non-restricted firearms and ammunition. You must show this licence whenever you attempt to purchase ammunition or a firearm. You must also present this licence to a police officer upon demand if you have a firearm in your possession. Furthermore, should you borrow or be given a firearm, you must have a PAL.


The Canadian Firearms Safety Course, or CFSC, is a basic course. The knowledge you will acquire in this course will ensure that you have the basic knowledge of safe handling, storage, display and transportation of firearms. Should you wish to develop your skills further BC Firearms Training (AKA Skolrood Firearms) encourages you to seek out more advanced classes. We can assist you or give you one on one instruction.


The CFSC is between 8 to 12 hours. It is usually taught on a Saturday but may carry over to Sunday (other arrangements can be made). There is a written test and the student must also demonstrate safe handling skills with real (deactivated) firearms, and inert ammunition. Should you fail the course, you are required by law to re-attend on a different day to re-test. Re-testing will involve an additional fee. Successful candidates who have also signed up for the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course, or CRFSC, will carry on and complete their training on the Sunday which will conclude with another written test and another practical test.


To register for this course, or for any other inquires, please click on the "Contact" button below.  Once you are enrolled in the course a personal meeting will be arranged where payment will be accepted, or you can opt to receive a PayPal invoice, or pay immediately via the PayPal button when you have received confirmation of enrollment. Paying via PayPal gives you the option of using a credit card even if you don't have a PayPal account. E-mail electronic transfer payments are preferred.


Cost of Course $150.00  (Add $5.00 if paying with PayPal or Credit Card for processing fees - Total $150.00)

The going cost of this course in the Lower Mainland is  $169.00 plus tax, or $189.28. The benefit of taking the class here is the instructor was professionally trained by the Government of Canada and he teaches part time, keeping his costs below the threshold required for collecting and paying GST. The price shown is the price paid.