Government of New Brunswick
  • Description
  • Fees
  • Contacts
  • Overview

    In New Brunswick, all first-time hunters as well as persons born on or after January 1, 1981, are required to complete Firearm Safety/Hunter Education training before they may hunt in the province.

    Eligibility

    Must be at least 11 years of age.

    Description

    There are two parts to the course:
    1) Canadian Firearms Safety Course (Part A)
    and
    2) Atlantic Hunter Education (Part B). Part A is a requirement to obtain a federal Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) in Canada while both Parts A and B are required by first time hunters or persons born after Jan. 1 1981 to purchase a New Brunswick hunting license. The Conservation Education Card is recognized by other provinces and states as proof of having taken hunter education training.

    The Courses may be obtained through one of three options:
    1) Traditional classroom instruction (minimum of 16 hours);
    2) Home Study option (online study and exercises; 18 years of age and older; testing at DNR offices) and;
    3) Firearms Safety test challenge (18 years of age and older; Part A only).

    For course schedules and registration information please contact your closest DNR Ranger Office (below)

    Persons 18 years of age and older may challenge the exam for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course. For a firearm challenge, please contact your closest DNR office.

    Fees

    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    YYYY-MM-DD
    Firearm Safety/Hunter Education   
      Course Fee (11 - 16 years)40.002013-06-11
      Course Fee (17 years and older)95.002012-02-21
    Firearm Safety (Part A)  
      Course Fee (11 - 16 years)40.002013-06-11
      Course Fee (17 years and older) 65.002012-02-21
    Hunter Education (Part B)  
      Course Fee (11 - 16 years)40.002013-06-11
      Course Fee (17 years and older)65.002012-02-21
    Home Study2008-01-10
      Firearm Safety (18 years and older)40.002012-02-21
      Hunter Education (18 years and older)40.002012-02-21
      Combined (18 years and older)65.002012-02-21
    Manuals2008-01-10
      Canadian Firearms Safety Education Student Manual10.002012-02-21
      Atlantic Provinces Hunter Education Student Manual10.002012-02-21
    Conservation Education Replacement Card5.002012-02-20
    Contact Email Location
    Fredericton
    DNR Regional and District offices
    South Tetagouche
    South Tetagouche
    Campbellton
    Skiff Lake
    Chipman
    Dieppe
    Doaktown
    Edmundston
    Edmundston
    Florenceville-Bristol
    Fredericton
    Fredericton
    Hampton
    Miramichi
    Miramichi
    Plaster Rock
    Richibucto
    Saint-Quentin
    St George
    Sussex
    Tracadie-Sheila
    Welsford