Government of New Brunswick
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    Successful completion of Canadian Firearms training is a prerequisite for individuals who wish to acquire and possess firearms.

    Eligibility

    Individuals age 11 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.

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

    Knowledge of firearm laws and safe-handling practices are the cornerstone of the Canadian Firearms Program.

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

    Individuals aged 18 and older may complete the written and practical tests for the CFSC and CRFSC without taking the courses.

    The Canadian Firearms Safety Course (non-restricted firearms) is delivered on behalf of the Firearms Office by the Department of Natural Resources.

    For further information on the Canadian Firearms Safety Course click on the Contact Tab.

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

    Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course:
    Course (classroom instructions, testing & manual)............$80.00
    Challenge (testing only & manual)...............................$80.00
    Manual Only..................................$15.00

    For further information regarding the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course contact 1-800-731-4000 ext. 6000 (or click on contact tab).

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    Fredericton
    Fredericton