PAL / RPAL Vancouver – Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC / CRFSC)

Join EatWild for a hunter oriented firearms training course. Our PAL / RPAL course is designed to ensure new hunters can build the confidence, knowledge and skills to safely and effectively use firearms.

CFSC / CRFSC is an introductory firearm safety course intended for all new firearms users and as a prerequisite for obtaining a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL / RPAL). This course provides students with the knowledge of firearm laws and confidence for safe-handling. Our classes provide a relaxed and friendly class atmosphere where beginners won’t feel intimidated.

To ensure that our students meet the full requirements of the Canadian Firearms Program and in accordance our authorization from the RCMP to provide the CFSC / CRFSC, the course consists of 10 hours classroom training time. The course is offered over one long day which includes the exam.

Depending on the session you choose you will be able to apply for PAL or PAL / RPAL, participants will be able to:

  • Handle Non-Restricted (and Restricted) firearms and ammunition safely
  • Use, store and transport Non-Restricted (and Restricted) firearms and ammunition safely and responsibly
  • Apply for a Non-Restricted Firearms Licence (PAL) (and if you do the CRFSC, apply for RPAL as well) having received the required “Safety Training Certification”
  • Complete their BC Hunter Education Course (CORE) without having to take the CORE Practical Firearms Exam
  • Go on to take the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) (if you did NOT choose a session that already includes the CRFSC)


Minimum Age Requirement:

12 years and older (RCMP Official FAQ Here). 10 years old can take the course but can’t take the test or apply for their license (just for learning purposes). 10+ can hunt with someone who has a license as long as they are under direct supervision (Details Here).