Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

Restricted license (and non-restricted license)
Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC)

Canadian legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire restricted and/or prohibited firearms must successfully pass both the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) along with all the tests and exams that accompany them. It is possible to challenge both exams and tests without taking a course but it is not recommended unless you have previous experience.

The RPAL certification course at CFA takes 2 days. The first day is spent focusing on the CFSC (non-restricted course) and the second day is spent on the CRFSC (restricted course) both ending each day with the corresponding exams and testing. Typically each day starts at 9am and ends at 5pm with breaks in between. Both days will be spent learning in a classroom, observing demonstrations and practicing skills before taking the final exams and practical tests. Everything needed to pass both exams and practical tests will be taught with plenty of time to ask questions and review to insure you are prepared.

Testing consists of 2 written exams and 2 practical tests (a pair for each license). The written exams are made up of 50 questions each. 65% of the questions are true or false and the other 45% are multiple choice. The practical tests consist of a series of actions that you will be asked to perform in order to demonstrate what you have learned.

There is a 1-hour time limit for written exams. You must get 80% or better on all 4 components to successfully pass to be able to apply for a restricted license.

Topics covered in the CRFSC include:

  • The evolution of non-restricted and restricted firearms, major parts, types and actions
  • Basic non-restricted and restricted firearms safety practices and ammunition types
  • Non-restricted and restricted firearm action types and their operations
  • Safe handling and carry procedures
  • Firing techniques and procedures
  • Care of non-restricted and restricted firearms
  • Responsibilities and legalities of the firearms owner/user
  • Safe storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted and restricted firearms

Click here to register for the CRFSC.