The Canadian Firearms Safety Course Exam

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course for Non-restricted rifles and shotguns and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course for Restricted firearms each have their own exams. Both exams are of the same format and neither is very difficult for someone who has experience with a wide variety of firearms action types and knows the basics of Canada's current gun laws.

Both exams have a written, multiple choice test and a practical session in which you have to demonstrate safe handling of several firearms in different scenarios. There are 50 questions on the written portion: two thirds are true/false with the rest being multiple choice. You have to get 80% to pass.

In the practical part, you will be asked to handle three different A student demonstrates the standing position during a Canadian Firearms Safety Course practical test kinds of firearms, under different conditions. Every time you handle a firearm, you must perform ACTS & PROVE, with marks deducted for missing any of the necessary steps. You lose two points every time you point a gun outside of the designated safe direction, or put your finger unnecessarily inside the trigger, or attempt to load the wrong ammunition. You also need to get 80% on this portion to pass.

If you point a firearm at any person (including yourself), you fail the exam. The only exception to this rule is when doing a visual bore inspection.

On the tests most people typically take about 20 minutes for each of the CFSC exam sections: there is no time limit so you can take as long as you like. You will need a piece of government identification in order to complete the required paperwork. Attach a copy to your application form and keep the other for your records. When you receive your copy of the CFSC/CRFSC test results keep it in a safe place - forever!

Take a quick QUIZ to see if you are ready to pass the exam.

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