Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC)


Successful completion of the CFSC entitles you to apply for a Non-Restricted Possession and Acquisition License (PAL), which is necessary for the purchase of any non-restricted firearm and ammunition in Canada.

CFSC Class Dates for 2024

  • Saturday, January 13
  • Saturday, February 17
  • Saturday, March 16
  • Saturday, April 20 (located at Silver Willow)
  • Saturday, May 4 (new location – Carstairs Community Hall)
  • Saturday, June 8
  • Saturday, July 13
  • Saturday, September 21
  • Saturday, October 12
  • Saturday, November 2
  • Saturday, December 7

Looking to get both your non-restricted and restricted license? Register for both the CFSC and the CRFSC on the same weekend for $300  and save $50 – the CRFSC is held the day after the CFSC (Sundays).

Find more info on the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course here.

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Registrant Info

Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

You have the option to book your Restricted course on the same weekend as the CFSC. The CRFSC class is offered the day after the CFSC class, from 8:00am to 2:30pm.

NOTE: Juniors are NOT eligible to take the CRFSC.

The CFSC is a one day course and it is a pre-requisite for the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC).  The CFSC is held at the Carstairs Community Hall on select Saturdays, once a month, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. We recommend students bring a lunch as only water is provided during the course. There are no means to warm your lunch up, so please bring something that does not require reheating.

The class concludes with a written exam administered by the instructors; 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 documents necessary for the PAL application process.

  • Offered Saturday, once a month
  • NEW location: Carstairs Community Hall
  • Approximately 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Students recommended to bring a bag lunch
  • Class limited to 12 students
  • Includes course handbook
  • Option to add the Restricted Firearms course (offered the next day)

Cancellation Policy:

  • If you are unable to make your class date, please give as much advance notice as possible, as there may be people on a wait list for your spot. You may be rebooked once for a future class.
  • If you ask for a second date change or fail to show up for the course, an administrative fee may be charged.

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