The Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) was developed in collaboration with the provinces and territories, as well as with organizations with a marked interest in training shooters and the safe use of restricted firearms. The course was implemented by the Department of Justice in 1994, in order to offer training on the safe handling, use, transport and storing of restricted firearms.

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You can start with the CRFSC or by the CFSC, subject to availability.

Please note that the instructor (or anyone else) is not allowed to assist the candidate when starting the written and practical exams. Exams are available only in French or English.

  • Who is the course for?

Do you want to become a sports shooter? Are you an arms collector? Or, are you interested in a career as a security guard or border services officer? You need to take this training.

In fact, according to the Firearms Act, any individual who wants to acquire restricted firearms and work in the field of security or customs must take the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) and the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC), and pass the exams.

It is not possible to take the CCSMAFAR course in the event of a firearm prohibition order. To follow the training, it is necessary to wait until the duration of the ban is lifted.

Otherwise, the training taken will not be recognized and you will not be refunded. At the end of the exclusion period, you will be required to complete the training again and pay the required fees.

The CCSMAFAR is available to people under 18 years old under certain conditions. The instructor must obtain the consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian before teaching the CRFSC and ensure that the minor has previously passed the CFSC.

A minor who is following the CRFSC can pass the written or practical examination, at the instructor’s discretion, for educational purposes only, but the process will not be recorded on the RCMP GRC 5484 form. However, when the minor reaches the age of 18, he or she will have to retake the CRFSC and pass the exams.

  • Duration

One full day, generally 6 to 8 hours.

  • Objectives of the course
    • Handle firearms and their ammunition safely.
    • Use restricted firearms and their ammunition safely.
    • Comply with the firearms regulations.
    • Store safely restricted firearms and their ammunition.
    • Safely expose restricted firearms.
    • Transport safely restricted firearms.

The results of your training will be sent to you by the email related to your registration. No paper will be sent to you by mail.

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