Canadian Firearms Safety Courses

– Learn to Be Safe –

Silver Willow Sporting Club is pleased to partner with Luther Cutts and Brenda Coleopy to offer the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) every month. Now located at the Carstairs Community Hall.

To get your Non-Restricted PAL, register for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC).

Already have your Non-Restricted PAL? Get your Restricted PAL by selecting the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC).

Qualified Instructors

Both Luther Cutts and Brenda Coleopy are qualified Firearms Safety Course Instructors, as designated by the Alberta Chief Firearms Office. Luther is an NSCA Level 3 Instructor, has an exceptionally strong background in firearms and decades of firearms teaching experience. Brenda is also very experienced with firearms, with a strong background in safety, and decades of teaching experience.

The RCMP firearms safety courses are structured for students of all levels to be successful, including anyone with little or no firearms experience. Luther and Brenda are always careful to ensure students grasp every aspect of the training before moving to the next section.

Course Agenda

Students are expected to arrive before 8:00 am and be prepared for a full day of instruction.

Class time will include discussions around course manual topics as well as handling of deactivated firearms and samples of deactivated ammunition. The course will comprehensively cover everything from the development of firearms, the safe use of firearms, and current, relevant legislation. The training is designed for individuals with little or no firearms experience or knowledge.

The class concludes with a written exam administered by the instructor; a minimum score of 80% is needed to pass. Those who successfully pass the written exam will then be required to pass a practical exam. Upon successful completion of both tests, the student will be given the document necessary for the PAL application process.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the minimum age requirement to register for a firearms course?

For the CFSC, the minimum age to be able to take the course is 12 years of age.

All successful students between the ages of 12 and 18 are able to apply for a Possession License for a Minor. This license allows minors to legally use non-restricted firearms, however, they are not allowed to acquire or own firearms. Once the individual has had their 18th birthday, they can apply to have their license changed from a Possession License for a Minor to a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). All applicants over the age of 18 can apply for a PAL after having successfully completed the course.

For the CRFSC, the minimum age to take the course is 18 years of age. There are no provisions for an individual under the age of 18 to be licensed for restricted or prohibited firearms.

2. What happens if I fail the exam?

For anyone who fails either the written or the practical test, a retest is allowed, but the retest cannot be done the same day. A retest can only be administered a minimum of 1 day after the course. If more than 7 calendar days have passed, the student must re-take the entire course.

There is a fee for all retests.

3. What is the cancellation policy?

72-hour notice is required to cancel or reschedule. Sorry, no refunds.

For more information please email silverwillowcfsc@gmail.com