WHO THIS TRAINING IS DESIGNED FOR
Range officer training is reserved exclusively for the practice of the sport of target shooting with restricted or prohibited firearms. This training is designed for persons who want to be better informed with regard to safety in the sport of target shooting. In all cases, persons must be at least 21 years old and have not had their Possession and Acquisition Licence suspended.
DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTION
The range officer on duty is responsible for the safety of persons practicing target shooting with firearms, as well as the safety of visitors and observers at the shooting range. The provincial safety regulation requires the presence of a range officer certified by the FQT to be able to use restricted firearms at the shooting range. The range officer on duty must know the safety rules specific to the club where they exercise their duties. It is the responsibility of the club to make sure of it. Being qualified as a ranger officer does not authorize a person to act as one without the authorization of the shooting club they want to officiate at. This remains the decision of the club’s board of directors. A person must exercise this function at least once a year (or according to rules prescribed) in order to maintain their qualification. The FQT reserves the right to withdraw qualification from any person who does not respect the code of ethics adhered to when obtaining their certification, or who does not meet the standards of quality set by the FQT.
- Be a member of the FQT
- Be at least 21 years old
- Be a member in good standing of a shooting club recognized by the FQT for more than 1 year
- Have passed the Bill 9 competency test at least 1 year ago
- Have practiced shooting with restricted firearms on a regular basis during the year preceding the application
- The range officer is responsible for the use of non-restricted, restricted, and prohibited firearms on the firing line.