Successful completion of the CFSC entitles you to apply for a Non-Restricted Possession and Acquisition License (PAL), which is necessary for the purchase of any non-restricted firearm and ammunition in Canada.
The CFSC is a one day, eight-hour course and it is a pre-requisite for the CRFSC. Silver Willow offers the CFSC on select Saturdays, once a month, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Lunch is provided and is included in the cost of the course; students may bring their own lunches if they prefer.
If you don’t register in person and pick up the book / books, they will need to be picked up or mailed. There is an expectation that the book / books will be reviewed before the course. The class concludes with a written exam administered by the instructor; a minimum score of 80% is needed to pass. Those who successfully pass the written exam will then be required to pass a practical exam. Upon successful completion of both tests, the student will be given the document necessary for the PAL application process.
Recent changes in the legislation preclude anyone from challenging the test – everyone taking the test must have completed the classroom portion of the course.
The PAL must be renewed every five years.
- Offered Saturday, once a month
- Approximately 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Lunch included
- Class limited to 12 students
- Includes course handbook
- Option to add the Restricted Firearms course (offered the next day)
Already have your PAL and looking to get your Restricted license? Click here for the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course.