Government of New Brunswick

Overview

Successful completion of the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and/or the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) is a prerequisite for a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL).

Eligibility

Individuals age 12 or older, and not currently prohibited from possessing firearms are eligible to participate in the Canadian Firearms Safety Course.

Individuals age 18 or older, and not currently prohibited from possessing firearms are eligible to participate in the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course.

All Firearms Safety Training Course students must successfully pass a written and practical exam.

If a court has prohibited an individual from possessing firearms, the individual must wait until the prohibition order has expired, then take the course and pass the written and practical tests before applying for a PAL, even if the individual had met the safety-training requirements prior to being prohibited.

Description

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) are national firearm safety training courses that are available across Canada.

In New Brunswick, the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (non-restricted firearms) is delivered on behalf of the Provincial Firearms Office by the Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development.

The Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course is delivered by the Provincial Firearms Office.

Fee for the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (classroom instructions and testing) is $65.00.

The Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course schedule and registration form are available under Related Links: Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course schedule.

Canadian Firearms Safety Course manual

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course manual contains the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course.

The manual is available for purchase at your local Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development or for download online.

For additional information regarding the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course please contact the Provincial Firearms Office at cfonbcaf@gnb.ca

Contact Information Email Location
Fredericton
Fredericton