P.A.L. Certification

Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC)

Canadian legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire non-restricted firearms must successfully pass the CFSC course, written test, and practical examination that accompanies it. As of 2015, it is not possible to challenge the CFSC test and practical examination without taking a course.

The PAL certification courses at Bent Safety Courses are available on weekends from 8:30am to 6:30pm. We also have courses on weekday evenings (Monday to Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 10pm). Everything you will need to pass the course will be taught with plenty of time to ask questions, personal hands-on instruction in the safe handling of the various types of firearms and a thorough review to ensure you are prepared.

The final examination consists of a written exam and a practical test. The written exam is made up of 50 questions, all of which are “true or false” or “multiple-choice”. The practical examination consists of a series of actions that you will be asked to perform with various types of firearms in order to demonstrate that you are proficient in the safe handling of firearms in different scenarios.

In order to pass the examination you must get a score of 80% or better on both components of the examination to be able to apply for a non-restricted Possession and Acquisition License (P.A.L).


Topics covered in the CFSC include:

If you have questions about the CFSC or if you would like to register, give us a call (416-452-3072) or send us an e-mail. For more information about the course visit the official Canadian Firearms Safety Course website.


Head over to our registration page to register or find out when the next available course is being held.