The purpose of this site is to provide an overview of the FAC or Firearms Licensing process in Canada, to give you details about the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Exams, and to make it easy for you to sign up and attend the sessions you choose. Use the navigation bar at the left to travel through this site. The "MORE" button at lower right will take you in order through the information pages.
own firearms of any kind, or wish to purchase
To obtain your license, you have to pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Exam and if you want handguns or other Restricted Firearms, you also have to pass the Restricted Exam. Click here for some sample exams to help you decide whether to take the course or simply challenge the exam(s).
The Canadian Firearms Safety Course is a 10- or 16-hour (non-restricted/complete restricted) classroom program that focuses on basic firearms safety.
Only instructors who have been approved by the federal Ministry of Justice are authorized to teach the course and administer the exam. Some (including ourselves) have also been authorized to run the matching "restricted" or handgun course as well.
are no pre-requisites for the course.
That said, the thousands of students we have put through the program, with various skill levels and experience have unanimously said they learned something and that it was a worthwhile experience.
provide all the documentation you need for your
Then you fill out the application, send it in and in due course, if all is well, you will receive your firearms license.
Firearms Academy Canada has been
We've probably put more candidates through the program than anyone else. Our success rate is over 95%! And we're proud to say that "we don't teach people to pass an exam, we teach them to be safe". We're somewhat fanatical about that.
To sign up for the next available course or exam session, click here. For more information, press the "more" button!