Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

It is the responsibility of every shooter to know the federal, provincial and municipal laws, which apply when practicing this activity. Ignorance of existing laws is not an acceptable defence in a court of law. When people decide to shoot, they are expected to know the laws governing this activity and must obey them.

The Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) was conceived in collaboration with all provinces and territories as well as organisms with a particular interest in firearms training and restricted firearms safety. The course as been created by the Justice Ministry in 1994 to offer a training for safe manipulation, use, transport and display of restricted firearms. The course is generally of 8 hours, a whole day. YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. There is no preliminary certification necessary to complete this course. You can either start with the CRFSC or CFSC, depending on class availabilities.

In accordance with the Firearms Act, a firearms safety course focusing on restricted firearms was developed and implemented on February 1, 1999. Individuals wishing to acquire restricted firearms must take the full classroom delivery of the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC), and pass all the tests.

Course topics
  • the evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions
  • basic firearms safety practices
  • ammunition
  • operating handgun actions
  • firing techniques and procedures for handguns
  • care of restricted firearms
  • responsibilities of the firearms owner/user
  • safe storage, display, transportation, and handling of restricted firearms
Who is the course for?

Do you want to become a sports shooter? Are you an arms collector? Or, are you interested in a career as a security guard or border services officer? You need to take this training.

In fact, according to the Firearms Act, any individual who wants to acquire restricted firearms and work in the field of security or customs must take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC), and pass the exams.

To obtain your certification you must complete the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) exam consisting of 50 questions.

To pass you must obtain a score of 80% or higher.

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In case of failure, you must re-register for the 7-hour course for a second chance to pass the exam.

Use the CRFSC Preparation Course to increase your chances of success the first time around.
Find a qualified instructor in your province

Every instructor who teaches the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) must respect and maintain certain service standards and quality of teaching. The Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) relies on comments from participants to monitor and continuously improve the way the firearms safety courses are given.

If you would like to offer your comments to the CFP about your experience with the CFSC or CRFSC, contact us at the following address: [email protected]