Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Types of Gun Licenses (PAL)
Non-Restricted – A Non-Restricted PAL is required for firearms commonly used for hunting or sporting, i.e. shotguns and rifles
Restricted – A Restricted PAL is required for handguns and some rifles and shotguns. Completing the non-restricted PAL Course & exam is a prerequisite for the restricted license, effective July 1 2016, the Restricted course is 4 hours when completed within 7 days of taking the Non-Restricted Course. 6 Hours when taken after that.
You can take two courses in one weekend. There is no need to space courses out as long as you have taken the non-restricted course first. Each course we offer is completed in one day with testing immediately following the course.
After the course, you submit the supplied paperwork to the CFC for the processing which takes approximately 6-8 weeks Application fee to the CFC is 60 for non-restricted or 80.00 for both classifications. Once you receive your license it is like a driver’s license and needs to be renewed every 5 years. PAL-holders will be expected to pay a $60 or $80 processing fee every 5 years to the Canadian Firearms Center.
Students can save $60 in initial RCMP processing fees by taking the Non-Restricted course and Restricted course around the same time as each other. This also allows students to mail paperwork off in a single package after both levels are complete
Non-Restricted Classes held on Saturdays – Restricted on Sundays
Minors 12 and up can do the Non-Restricted Course, 8 Hour Classroom Instruction, Testing completed the same day.
Minors info here: RCMP Minors PAL
Restricted Course: $140.00
Restricted Only 4 -6 Hour class, bring your PAL or CFSC course report with you as well as Operators license. You must be 18 to complete this class.
What to expect in your CFSC courses & exams:
The course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of safe firearms handling and familiarity with the laws and procedures regarding gun ownership in Canada. Following the firearms training even complete novices should have no problem passing the required examinations.
The CFSC is designed so that those who have never handled guns will gain a good understanding of the subject. Students who have experience find the course to be a great refresher, and excellent preparation for the Canadian Firearms Safety Examination.
There are written and practical components and you need to score 80% on each to pass. The written exam has a mixture of 50 multiple choice and true/false questions. In the practical test you will handle three of the five common action types (i.e., hinge, pump, bolt, lever and semi-automatic).
You will have to demonstrate that you know how to do routine things such as:
- prove the firearms safe
- common shooting stances
- loading and unloading procedures
- range procedures
- safe handling
- storage and transport legal requirements
Please note payment is non-refundable, should you need to change to a different date, you have to re-book within 30 days and a $100.00 per class transfer fee will be applied. You can transfer your spot to someone else with prior notice.
A minimum of 72 hours’ notice (three regular business days Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm) is required if you cannot attend a scheduled class for a credit to be applied to your account for a future class. Cancellation or failure to show without 72-hour notice will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.
The Tactical Advantage reserves the right to assess exigent situations on the basis of their merit and maintains sole discretion over the resolution of such cases. The Tactical Advantage reserves the right to limit the number of times individuals or groups can reschedule. Cancellations must be made during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm).
Messages left outside regular business hours will be deemed commenced the following regular business day.