Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Tip of Spear offers both the Canadian Non-Restricted and Restricted Firearms Safety Courses. The Canadian Firearms Safety Course is a mandatory program through the Government of Canada which requires anyone handling firearms to complete to obtain their firearms license. A firearms license, called a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL), authorizes the ownership, purchase and usage of firearms within Canada.

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course was developed in partnership with the provinces and territories, national organizations with an ongoing interest in firearms safety, and many firearms and hunter education course instructors from across Canada. This course was developed to meet the mandatory requirements of section 7 of the Firearms Act, and the contents are published by the Canadian RCMP. In accordance with the Firearms Act, a firearms safety course focusing on restricted firearms (primarily handguns) was developed and implemented on February 1, 1999. The legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire restricted firearms must take the CFSC and the CRFSC and pass the tests.

Our instructors have used firearms for decades, make the material interesting with real-life stories and are very passionate about this subject. They have the utmost integrity and are authorized instructors in good standing through the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors' Association.

 

"Tip of Spear provides a first rate PAL course that I would highly recommend for anyone interested in firearms safety. David delivers very thorough instruction, but in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Absolutely enjoyed the experience, and looking forward to my next class with them!"

- Chris W.

Non-Restricted Firearms Safety Course

Learn how to operate and safely handle non-restricted firearms such as shotguns and rifles.

Restricted Firearms Safety Course

Learn how to operate and safely handle restricted firearms such as handguns.

Register for the Course

 

Anyone who wishes to take this course must pre-register. Walk-ins will not be permitted. Please choose your date carefully as you are expected to attend on the date you register for. If you registered for a class on a date you can no longer attend, please Contact Us for a refund according to our Refund Policy. AHEIA only permits a certain number of students per class, plus we have reduced class sizes due to COVID-19 restrictions - we must adhere to these rules and we ask that you respectfully do so as well.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Effective August 1st, 2020, all students who enter the facility to take a class must bring their own face mask and wear it, as per the City of Edmonton Bylaw. Please view our full COVID-19 Policy for more information.

Weekday Evening Classes:

  • Non-Restricted April 26 & 28, 2021
    Apr. 26, 5:00 p.m. – Apr. 28, 9:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is an evening class (5-9pm) for the required course to get your non-restricted firearms license.
  • Restricted April 30, 2021
    Apr. 30, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is the required course to get your restricted firearms license.
  • Restricted May 7, 2021
    May 07, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is the required course to get your restricted firearms license.
  • Restricted May 28, 2021
    May 28, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is the required course to get your restricted firearms license.
  • Non-Restricted June 7 & 9, 2021
    Jun. 07, 5:00 p.m. – Jun. 09, 9:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is an evening class (5-9pm) for the required course to get your non-restricted firearms license.
  • Restricted June 11, 2021
    Jun. 11, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is the required course to get your restricted firearms license.
  • Non-Restricted June 21 & 23, 2021
    Jun. 21, 5:00 p.m. – Jun. 23, 9:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is an evening class (5-9pm) for the required course to get your non-restricted firearms license.
  • Restricted June 25, 2021
    Jun. 25, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is the required course to get your restricted firearms license.
  • Non-Restricted July 19 & 21, 2021
    Jul. 19, 5:00 p.m. – Jul. 21, 9:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is an evening class (5-9pm) for the required course to get your non-restricted firearms license.
  • Restricted July 23, 2021
    Jul. 23, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is the required course to get your restricted firearms license.

Weekend Daytime Classes:

  • Restricted / Non-Restricted May 8 & 9, 2021
    May 08, 9:00 a.m. – May 09, 5:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is the required course to get your non-restricted and/or restricted firearms license.
  • Restricted / Non-Restricted May 22 & 23, 2021
    May 22, 9:00 a.m. – May 23, 1:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is the required course to get your non-restricted and/or restricted firearms license.
  • Restricted / Non-Restricted May 29 & 30, 2021
    May 29, 9:00 a.m. – May 30, 5:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is the required course to get your non-restricted and/or restricted firearms license.
  • Restricted / Non-Restricted June 26 & 27, 2021
    Jun. 26, 9:00 a.m. – Jun. 27, 1:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    This is the required course to get your non-restricted and/or restricted firearms license.

Canadian Non-Restricted Firearms Safety Course

 

The Canadian Non-Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) teaches you everything you need to know to feel confident in handling non-restricted firearms, and to equip you for your licensing exam to get your PAL. The exam is conducted at the end of the course and is included in the price. Minimum age to attend the course is 12 years old, but you must be 18 to be tested and to apply for your license.

 

Topics covered in the CFSC include:

  1. The evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions

  2. Basic firearms safety practices

  3. Ammunition

  4. Operating firearm actions

  5. Safe handling and carry procedures

  6. Firing techniques and procedures

  7. Care of non-restricted firearms

  8. Responsibilities of the firearms owner/user

  9. Safe storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted firearm

Cost: $150 + GST for the non-restricted course.

Duration: 8 hours

Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

 

The Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) teaches you about restricted firearms, primarily handguns, to equip you to take your licensing exam to get your RPAL. The exam is conducted at the end of the course and is included in the price. Minimum age to attend and apply for your license is 18 years old.

 

Prerequisite: The successful completion of the non restricted Canadian firearms safety program (PAL) is required as a prerequisite to the restricted class. Students are required to receive this and proof of completion (PAL card or course report) will be required at the start of class. 

 

Topics covered in the CRFSC include:

  1. The evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions

  2. Basic firearms safety practices

  3. Ammunition

  4. Operating handgun actions

  5. Firing techniques and procedures for handguns

  6. Care of restricted firearms

  7. Responsibilities of the firearms owner/user

  8. Safe storage, display, transportation and handling of restricted firearms

Cost: $150 + GST for the restricted course.

Duration: 5 hours

General Course Logistics

 

Wear comfortable clothing for handling and positional practice.  Please, DO NOT bring live ammunition to the program at any time. Please, DO NOT bring your own firearms. These are provided in the training program. 

 

The test is conducted at the end of the course and is included. The test components are comprised of a written and firearms handling proficiency test, 80% must be achieved to pass.  

Respect for all students is expected no matter what level of experience. Come with a positive attitude to learn and meet new people. Political points of view are not part of the curriculum. The class is spacious and allows for the best learning opportunity. We have multiple medial learning options to give you the best program we can. The firearms you learn on are in excellent shape and relevant. There is ample free parking on both sides of the building and restaurants near by. There is a fridge and coffee machine (Keurig) if you want to bring lunch. 

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