Restricted firearms safety course, including exams.
Whether you’re interested in applying for a Canadian firearms license, or are simply interested in learning more about gun safety, this is the course for you. It’s one of Silvercore's most popular classes and the first step for those looking to get into target shooting, a career in law enforcement, or the movie industry.
Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, our RCMP approved course curriculum covers restricted (handguns) firearms in the most efficient manner available. This course is offered over one day and includes testing. Passing this course is a federal requirement to apply for your restricted Possession and Acquisition License (PAL).
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Silvercore is approved and recognized by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Anyone over the age of 16 who takes a course with Silvercore which either enables them to work or improves their skills in a recognized occupation may be eligible to claim their course fees under the education and textbook tax credits. Contact us for your T2022A tax form and check out Canada Revenue for further information.
Silvercore has been offering the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) since 1994 and is responsible for training many of the active instructors in British Columbia. Our instructors are members of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and hold certifications through various police agencies.
Please note that absolutely no live ammunition is allowed into the CRFSC or any other course, unless otherwise specified, therefore it is strictly prohibited to bring such to classes you may be enrolled in.
Below are some study materials to help you prepare for your class. Keep in mind, these are not required to be printed off or completed prior to your class, but included in case you need it as a resource.
Finally, we will supply everything necessary to successfully complete the course, the only thing we ask is that you bring:
No, you will be training with non-firing, deactivated firearms exclusively.
Some organizations may require you to provide proof of passing the Canadian Firearms Safety Course to start your job application process. For more information, please contact the organization you’re interested in working for. Silvercore cannot speak on behalf of other organizations’ hiring policies.
While the course can be given in any language, The RCMP stipulates that the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course is only to be tested in Canada’s two official languages (English and French). Many ESL candidates have had success with the Online Theory that Silvercore offers to prepare for their course in the comfort of their own home.
To pass the CRFSC written examinations you will need to obtain at least 80% on each exam. If you fail to do this, you cannot go on to take the practical exams. To pass the CRFSC practical examinations you will need to obtain at least 80% on each exam.
Once you have passed the examinations for the CFSC/CRFSC you will fill out your PAL application form and send it into the RCMP. There is a 28 waiting period and after that point, it will start to be processed. The process can take 3 – 6 months to complete and approve and have your PAL sent out to you.
If you are concerned about your PAL application you can use the RCMP’s website tool to check the status of your PAL or you can call the RCMP at 1-800-731-4000.
5 Years. Upon coming up on expiry, you will want to renew your license using the PAL renewal form or the RCMP’s website. We recommend renewing at least 3 months prior to the expiration just in case it takes a little bit longer to complete.
No. If your PAL has expired, you do not need to take the CFSC/CRFSC training again, but you will need proof of having completed training to re-apply.
If you have a copy of your course reports from previous safety training it is still valid and can be re-submitted for application in order to reapply for your PAL.
If you don’t have a copy of your course reports and you completed your safety training with Silvercore, we can provide you with a copy of them for a nominal administrative fee for locating them.
If for whatever reason you are unable to locate or obtain a copy of your reports, you may be able to contact the Chief Firearms Officer to see if they have it on file. They can be contacted at 1-800-731-4000.
If you have been subject to a peace bond, or protection you may or may not be able to attend the course and should seek legal counsel prior to attending.
Any individual prohibited from possessing firearms cannot attend any of our firearms courses including the CFSC/CRFSC, Live Fire courses.
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