Forests, Fish and Wildlife
Canadian Firearms Safety Course
The Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) was developed in partnership with the provinces and territories, national organizations with an interest in firearms safety, and firearms and hunter education course instructors from across Canada. This course was developed to meet the mandatory requirements set out in subparagraph 106(2)(c)(i) of the Criminal Code of Canada and came into effect on January 1, 1994.
Important Changes: Bill C-42 has made major changes for firearms safety training requirements in Canada.
As of June 18, 2015, everyone seeking to obtain a Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL) must complete Firearms safety training. Applicants will no longer be able to challenge the course.
To apply for an upcoming Fire Arms Safety course, please complete the Firearms Safety Course Training program application form and submit it to an Access PEI Office. Applicable fees can be paid at that time and you will be notified when a course opening is available.
Topics Covered in the CFSC include:
- the evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions;
- basic firearms safety practices;
- operating firearms actions;
- safe handling and carrying procedures;
- firing techniques and procedures;
- care of non-restricted firearms;
- responsibilities of the firearms' owner/user; and
- safet storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted firearms.
Accessing Course Materials:
You can download the manual free-of-charge at: