Course Information

Course Overview

Course Overview

New applicants for a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) must successfully complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and/or Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) course and exam prior to applying for their licence. Participation in classroom training is mandatory and applicants are no longer eligible to complete a challenge test. 

FSESO instructors deliver the CFSC and CRFSC courses and exams in the province of Ontario. These courses are designed to familiarize students with the safe use, handling and storage of firearms and ammunition.  

The courses are introductory and cover the basics of firearms safety including, but not limited to:

  • basic firearms safety practices
  • ammunition types and storage
  • operating firearm actions
  • safe handling and carry procedures
  • responsibilities of the firearms owner/user
  • safe storage, display, transportation and handling of firearms

Student Manuals

The Student Manual is an important resource for those taking the CFSC and/or CRFSC. All students should purchase and carefully read the manual prior to the course(s).  

In addition to providing key information to support learning during the course, the manual will serve as a reference guide after completion of the course(s).

Students can purchase manuals from their CFSC/CRFSC instructor or directly from the FSESO.

The exact cost of the manual is $ 21.00, which includes all tax and shipping charges.

To Order a Student Manual

To order a manual, please call 1-877-322-2345 ext. 102.

Payment Options:  We do not accept Mastercard or Visa Debit Cards for payment

       We do accept the payment methods below:

  • VISA
  • Certified cheque
  • Money order/bank draft 

Please make certified cheques or money orders payable to: Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario, in the amount of $21.00, exactly, and mail payment to:

Attention: Orders Department
Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario
3 Progress Dr. Unit 2,
Orillia, ON L3V 0T7

Please include your name and telephone number so we may reach you if we have questions about your order.

VISA orders may be made by phone at 1-877-322-2345 ext. 102, from Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM EST.

COD orders and collect calls are not accepted.


Orders are shipped by Purolator within five business days of receipt of your order.    

Please note: Pick up by the Public is NOT AVAILABLE at our location.


Student Manuals
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Course Fees

The following maximum fees apply to the Canadian Firearms Safety Courses program delivery in Ontario.

Please note the following fees do not include applicable Federal and Provincial taxes or course manual. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Course TypeMaximum Fee
Canadian Firearm Safety Course (CFSC) & Test$170
Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) After 30 days & Test$170
Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) Within 30 days & Test$130

Both Canadian Firearms Safety Course & Restricted Firearms Safety Course

(Includes both tests & minimum 12 hours classroom instruction)