Course Descriptions


We run courses on weekends. The CFSC is taught on Saturday and the CRFSC on Sunday. Those taking CFSC only will complete the course by Saturday evening.

The course lengths are such that we advise against making other plans on the weekend you are attending the course.



Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC)

Prerequisites: None

  • 8 - 10 hours (excluding breaks & exams)
  • Lecture and hands-on instruction
  • Learn to load, unload and safely handle the most common action types for rifles and shot guns

The completion of the CFSC and the related exam is required for individuals that wish to possess or purchase a firearm for any purpose in Canada. The course provides instruction on the safe handing, transportation, display and storage of non-restricted firearms.

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Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the CFSC and exam

  • 6 - 8 hours (excluding breaks & exams)
  • Lecture and hands-on instruction
  • Learn to load, unload and safely handle the most common action types for handguns

The completion of the CRFSC and the related exam is required for individuals that wish to possess or purchase a restricted firearm for any purpose in Canada. This course provides instruction on the safe handing, transportation, display and storage of restricted firearms.

NOTE: You must be 18 years of age to take the CRFSC exam (minors may still take the course for educational purposes).

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Ontario Hunter Eduction Program (OHEP)

Prerequisites:

H1 (Hunting with a firearm): Valid PAL or successful completion of the CFSC and exam

H2 (Hunting with archery equipment only): None

All new hunters must take hunter education training and pass an exam before they can purchase their first hunting licence. The Ontario Hunter Education Program (OHEP) will assist you to understand the natural world and become a knowledgeable and responsible hunter.

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