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

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Posted over a month ago
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: COVID-19 Update from March 21, 2020: All courses have been cancelled by order of the Ontario Government. The State of Emergency prohibits us from gathering in a "facility offering recreational programs". So far, the March 27 to 29th course and the April 24 to 26th course weekends have been cancelled. We have sold out the May 22-24 courses with transfers from the March and April cancellations. We have a few spaces left in the June 12 to 14th courses. We can't resume courses until the State of Emergency is lifted. We are accepting bookings for our future dated courses, but you should know that they might get cancelled at the last minute if the State of Emergency is not lifted or we are not authorized to re-start courses by then. When we can re-start teaching courses we will likely set up a few more dates to deal with the backlog of demand. Thank you for understanding and please be safe.

Dates: May 22, 23 and 24, 2020 - Friday starts @ 6:30 pm - CANCELLED due to COVID Offering: CFSC, CRFSC and OHEP Courses (CFSC & CRFSC SOLD out - HEP only still has room) Location: Active Lifestyle Centre - 20 Merritt Ave.

Future Dates (bookings accepted now):

June 12, 13 and 14, 2020 - Blenheim - All Courses offered (CFSC, CRFSC and OHEP) Aug 14, 15 and 16, 2020 - Chatham - All Courses offered (CFSC, CRFSC and OHEP) Sept 11, 12 and 13, 2020 - Blenheim - All Courses offered (CFSC, CRFSC and OHEP)

More course dates will be announced once COVID allows us to resume teaching classes - thanks for your patience.

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 minimum $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. (you can not take CRFSC and Hunter Ed on the same weekend as they are taught in 2 different classrooms at the same time)

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; 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 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 as this hides your email address from us) 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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