Please note the following important updates regarding FSESO business operations.
Suspension of CFSC and CRFSC Courses in Some Areas
Courses and exams have resumed in many areas of the Province. Please note that new COVID-19 protection measures are in place. Students must adhere to safety protocols at all times during the course and examination.
To find a course near you, please select “Find a Course” from the main menu.
Courses and exams remain suspended in the following areas:
- Niagara Region Public Health
- North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
- Peel Region
- City of Toronto
- York Region
We will update our website once more information is available regarding courses in these areas.
2020 Course Paperwork
Due to the high volume of courses delivered in November and December, we are experiencing paperwork processing delays. Current processing timelines are 8-10 weeks from the course date. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Missing or Replacement Paperwork
If you are looking for lost paperwork or paperwork from a course completed before November or December 2020, we are unable to assist you at this time. Please check our website at www.fseso.org for updates on our return to regular business operations.
We are unable to process orders for student manuals at this time. To access a digital copy, please visit the Government of Canada Publications website:
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
The Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO) is an association of firearms safety instructors.
Our instructors are designated by the Chief Firearms Office to teach and examine the Canadian Firearm Safety Course (CFSC) and/or Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course in Ontario.
Taking the CFSC/CRFSC In Ontario
New applicants for a Possession and Acquisition Licence must successfully complete the CFSC and/or 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.
Students who have taken a CFSC/CRFSC Course and exam with an FSESO instructor will receive a stamped copy of their CFSC/CRFSC student report form from the FSESO administration office approximately 4-6 weeks from the date the paperwork is received in our office.