Can. Firearms Safety (PAL & R-PAL) and Hunter Education Courses

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20 Merritt Ave, Chatham, ON N7M 6G9, Canada(View Map)


Chatham-Kent Area Safety Instructors offering CFSC & CRFSC Courses and exams as well as the Ontario Hunter Education Program. All instructors are licensed and certified by the CFO through the FSESO and MNR/OHEP, each with decades of experience.

Next Course(s) and Openings: Dates: March 29, 30 and 31 - Friday starts @ 6:30 pm - Offering: CFSC, CRFSC and OHEP Courses (CFSC and CRFSC sold out - Hunter Ed has space) Location: Active Lifestyle Centre, 20 Merritt Ave, Chatham, ON

Future Dates (bookings accepted now): Mar 29, 30 and 31, 2019 - Active Lifestyle Centre, Chatham, ON (Hunter Ed still has room) Apr 26, 27 and 28, 2019 - Dover Rod and Gun Club, Grande Pointe, ON (all courses open) May 31, Jun 1 and 2 - Active Lifestyle Centre, Chatham, ON (all courses open) June 21, 22 and 23, 2019 - Blenheim Masonic Community Hall, Blenheim, ON (all courses open)

Courses Offered: On the stated weekends that we run courses, unless otherwise explicitly stated, we offer all of the following courses and course combinations on those weekends: 1) CFSC Only - required for your non-restricted PAL 2) CRFSC only - required if you want to own restricted firearms (CFSC or a PAL is a prerequisite) 3) OHEP (Ontario Hunter Education Program) only - required if you want to hunt in Ontario 4) CFSC + Hunter Ed. - the "One Stop" program - our most common course combination 5) CFSC + CRFSC - to get a full Firearms License (PAL+R-PAL)

Fees: A $50 deposit per person, per weekend is required to secure your spot. CFSC (Canadian Firearms Safety Course - for non-restricted PAL) = $160 CRFSC (Canadian RESTRICTED Firearms Safety Course) = $160 ($120 if done within 30 days of your CFSC with us) OHEP (Ontario Hunter Education Program) = $120 CFSC + OHEP = the "One Stop" Course = $280 CFSC + CRFSC (within 30 days of CFSC) = full R-PAL = $280

To complete all 3 courses, we suggest doing CFSC+CRFSC first, on one weekend, then OHEP (Sunday only) on a subsequent weekend. That gets you all 3 courses & exams (requires 2 different weekends) for $400.

Prices quoted above exclude text books. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain and pre-read the text books prior to the course date. If taking Hunter Ed., the text book is MANDATORY and students should skim or read it over before the course. For CFSC and CRFSC, the text book is optional, but encouraged. Books are available at several sporting goods stores in the area, including, "The Crappie Store" in Dresden; Corunna Hardware in Corunna; Wortner`s in Chatham, or via and

Ages: You must be at least 12 years old to take the "One Stop" course or the CFSC. For those under 18, a Parent MUST sign a Parental Consent Form on the first night of the course. You have to be 18 to take the CRFSC. We have all ages in our courses - grandparents to grandchildren and everyone in between.

Detailed times for each courses: CFSC Only: 8-10 hours: Friday night 6:30 pm-10 pm + Sat 8 am to 6 pm, followed by the exam (written and practical) CRFSC Only: 6-8 hours: Sunday 8 am to 4 pm, followed by the exam (written and practical) Hunter Education Program only – 13 hours: Friday night 6:30-10 pm + Sat 8 am to 10 am + Sunday 8am to 5 pm, followed by a written exam only. If you have previously taken the CFSC, then just Sunday - 8 am to 6 pm. One Stop (CFSC + Hunter Ed) - 20 hours - Friday night, all day Sat and Sunday CFSC + CRFSC - Friday night 6:30 pm to 10 pm, all day Sat (8 am to 6 pm + exams) and Sunday (8 am to 4 pm)

Registration procedure: Once you know exactly what you want to sign up for (which courses, on what dates), simply register by sending me an email at w dot passmore at hot mail dot co m (create a new email and type the email address as it sounds) (please do NOT use the contact ad 'poster' on right side of this page) and be sure to include the following information for each attendee: 1) full legal name 2) a phone number 3) an email address 4) which course(s) you are hoping to sign up for 5) which weekend you are hoping for 6) age - (confirm 18 or older or provide age if between 12-18 years old) - For those under 18, a parent MUST sign a Parental Consent form on the first night of the course. 7) Once we have your information, we will contact you, via email, to arrange a deposit payment - which is the final step to complete your registration.

Contact Wayne, via email, to register or with questions. w dot passmore at hot mail dot co m (type it out in a new email as it sounds)

Thanks very much for your interest in our courses. We look forward to helping you complete your safety training.

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