The Firearms Unit staff are there to answer your questions - whether they deal with firearms instructors, examiner lists or processes and procedures under the Firearms Act. The Firearms Unit also investigates Firearms Licence applications on behalf of the Chief Firearms Officer in Ontario.
Applications for firearms licences and applications to register firearms, as well as other forms, are available by calling the Canadian Firearms Centre toll free at 1-800-731-4000 or at the Canadian Firearms Centre Web site. Some applications may actually be completed and submitted on the Web site.
Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Test
Anyone wishing to acquire non-restricted firearms must take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and pass the tests OR challenge and pass the CFSC tests without taking the course.
Anyone wishing to obtain restricted firearms must take CFSC and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) and pass the tests OR challenge and pass the CRSC and CRFSC tests without taking either course.
In both cases, the courses are not mandatory, but passing the exam(s) is required.
The revised CFSC and the CRFSC are administered in Ontario by the Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO). This site also provides information on how to order study materials.