A Non-Restricted PAL (CFSC) is required to own/purchase hunting firearms and ammunition.

A pass in this course is required for any first-time license applicants before applying for a Possession and Acquisition License.  After the in-class instruction, there is a written and practical test.  Anyone 12 years or older can take the CFSC.  Children under 12 can attend the course, but only for educational purposes.  They will attempt the written or practical exam. 

To get a Minor's Licence to use non-restricted firearms, the minor must be 12 to 17 years old. A minors license allows you to borrow non-restricted firearms for approved purposes (e.g., learning about the use of firearms, organized shooting competitions, hunting, or target practice and to purchasing ammunition (unless there is an age restriction under provincial or territorial law). With a minors license you CANNOT bring firearms into Canada, acquire firearms, even as a gift and/or possess a restricted or prohibited firearm(s).

Topics Include
• 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

Course starts at 9:00 AM and ends around 9:00 PM
This includes breaks, instruction, and testing.  If you test first you could be out at 7pm, if you test last you could be out closer to 9pm.

Tardiness will not be tolerated, if you are running a few minutes late and notify us we will wait.  Otherwise, once class starts you will not be allowed to attend, and no refund offered.
There is a written and practical exam at the end of the course. 80%+ is a pass
The written test is all multiple choice
The practical is a hands on test, that goes through safe handling procedures (in a private setting)
Basic English (reading and speaking gr 7 level) is a MUST. No translators are allowed
The class group is not graded on a curve, and tests are not averaged out
Strongly recommended to review the student manual if you are new to firearms, a copy can also be mailed out prior to the course for an additional $45, there is sometimes used manuals available at a discount, inquire for details. There are no refunds on any purchased books. Follow the link above to view the manual in a PDF format for free. 

Any version of government issued ID is acceptable (drivers license, passport, birth certificate, health card, etc.)
Space is limited, registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Maximum student attendance depends on instructors present (1-24 participants per day), once funds are received your spot is confirmed
Course cost depends on location. All funds are Non-Refundable for any reason, however a participant can give their spot to someone else if required.
Min age 12. Parents are not allowed to attend the course to "supervise" their child, unless they have also registered.

Anyone not following these protocols will be asked to leave and no refund will be issued.

We enjoy a very low fail rate (single digits out of over 250 courses). The main reasons a fail is achieved, is by cheating, being on ones phone for the entire course, not reviewing in advance, or there is a language barrier.

IF you are unsuccessful, you have 7-days to make an appointment to retest.  There is a $25 charge for a retest. Your instructor WILL NOT contact you for a retest, you must email/call to schedule

If you lose your paperwork after completing and passing the course, there is a $50 fee to pull up your file. We only keep files for 2 years. Contact 1-800-731-400 to see if the RCMP can locate your file beyond 2yrs.