Firearm Safety Training FAQs

Are we required to bring anything to the course?

Yes, Please bring current picture I.D. issued by Provincial or Federal government. 

I’ve never touched a firearm before, do I need to do anything to prepare?

No, in some cases, those with little to no experience do better during the course than those with a lot of experience.

Can I complete the CRFSC before the CFSC?

No, you must complete the CFSC prior to completing the CRFSC.  Please bring in your valid Non-Restricted PAL to the course.

Is there testing involved?

Yes, the CFSC has a written and practical Test. The CRFSC also has a written and practical test.  Don’t worry, the course provides all of the necessary information to be successful

Will I get my PAL that day if I am successful in the course?

No, you are required to complete the application and mail it to the Canadian Firearms Center.

How long does my application take to process?

This is not in our control.  The length to process a application can vary.  The will provide an update on your application status.

Where do I get an application?

We will provide you with the application to complete.

Can I break up the course so I can the CFSC on one day, and the CRFSC on another

Each circumstance is different.  We recommend that they are completed in the same day, however it is possible to split them up

Do you provide the course to private parties?

Yes, please contact us to organize a private course, typically we require a minimum of 10 student to organize a private course.

Do you provide gift certificates?

Yes, please contact us to arrange gift certificates

Are your firearms and ammunition dangerous?

The firearms and ammunition have all been deactivated.  That means they are considered training aids and are no longer firearms

Is there any shooting in this course?

No, the CFSC and CRFSC will provide you with enough information to be able to handle, load/unload, store, display and transport firearms, and dos not currently have a field component.

How old do you have to be to take the course.

The CFSC requires students to be 12 and over, however are not eligible to hold a PAL until the age of 18.  Student seeking the CRFSC must be 18 years of age.

Bear Awareness FAQs

Do I need any prerequisites for this course?

No, this is an introductory course

Do I need this to work in Ft. McMurray, AB?

Some employers require that prospective employee come trained with bear awareness

Do you do private groups or will you travel to site locations?

Yes, we provide private classes, please contact us to discuss details

Is there a minimum age?

No, there is no age limit to participate in the course.

Is there a test associated with the course?

Yes, there is a small written test. (Don’t worry, we will provide you with the information during the course to be successful)

If you possess firearms, you MUST have a valid Firearms Licence and (for Quebec residents) your firearms must be registered . You will still need a firearms licence to legally possess guns and to buy ammunition. It is NOT too late to get your firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)!