Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC/PAL)

Upcoming Courses:


All courses are suspended due to Covid restrictions.  Course dates will be published when restrictions are removed

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) was developed in partnership with the provinces and territories, national organizations with an ongoing interest in firearms safety, and many firearms and hunter education course instructors from across Canada. This course was developed to meet the mandatory requirements of section 7 of the Firearms Act.

The legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire non-restricted firearms must take the CFSC and pass the test.

Individuals wishing to acquire restricted firearms can take the CFSC and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) and pass the tests.

Topics covered in the CFSC include:

  • the evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions
  • basic firearms safety practices
  • ammunition
  • operating firearm actions
  • safe handling and carry procedures
  • firing techniques and procedures
  • care of non-restricted firearms
  • responsibilities of the firearms owner/user
  • safe storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted firearms

CFSC Non-Restricted Manual



This is the courses you need to apply for your PAL (Possession and Acquisition License).  Proceeds from the course go to the Campbell River Gun Club.

PLACE:  Board Room Quinsam Recreation Hall

2005 Eagle Drive Campbell River location

TIME:  Start Time each day 09:00 Hrs.  Finish Sat at 17:00 hrs.  Finish Sunday in the PM following practical exam.  Bring your lunch.

COURSE DURATION: 10-12 Hours PLUS Exams.

ENROLMENT:  Limited to 10 students

COST:  $140.00 PLUS MANUAL.  Non-refundable pre-payment required to hold place on the course.

Restricted Course arranged for the week following non-restricted if enough interest in the class.  (Four additional Hours, Cost $75.00 plus manual.)

CONTACT:  TOM WALKER   [email protected] or 250 287-8685

Challenges also available by pre-arrangement for CORE (Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education).
NOTE: CORE is required to get your hunter number and a hunting license.

Tom Walker is also a CORE Examiner for the Campbell River area.