Courses

Non Restricted (Canadian Firearms Safety Course)

Canadian legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire non-restricted firearms must successfully pass the CFSC course and the exams that accompany it.


The course is a minimum of 8 hours, plus, a written and practical exam.


Topics covered in the CFSC include:

- The evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions

- Basic firearms safety practices and ammunition types

- Firearm action types and their operations

Safe handling and carry procedures

- Operating firearm actions

- Firing techniques and procedures

- Care of non-restricted firearms

- Responsibilities of the firearms owner/user

- Safe storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted firearms

Restricted (Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course)

Canadian legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire restricted firearms must successfully pass both the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) along with all the tests and exams that accompany them. 


The Restricted (CRFCS) is a minimum of 4 hours, plus a written and practical exam.


Topics covered in the CRFSC include:

- The evolution of non-restricted and restricted firearms, major parts, types and actions

- Basic non-restricted and restricted firearms safety practices and ammunition types

- Non-restricted and restricted firearm action types and their operations

- Safe handling and carry procedures

- Firing techniques and procedures

- Care of non-restricted and restricted firearms

- Responsibilities and legalities of the firearms owner/user

- Safe storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted and restricted firearms

Hunter and dog bird hunting

C.O.R.E. - Hunting (Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education)

The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) program is British Columbia's hunter education program. All BC residents of 14 years of age or older that wish to hunt or obtain a BC hunting license are legally required to have passed all components of this course.

The goal of the CORE Program is to ensure that prospective hunters meet acceptable standards of knowledge and skill for safe and ethical participation in hunting recreation. Individuals who have completed a hunter education program from another province or state in North America can be exempt from the requirement to complete the CORE Program. Contact the Government Agent at BC Access Centres for more details on program exemption.

Although hunters make up the largest percentage of students enrolling in the CORE program, it has been observed that many in the outdoor recreation community have found this course extremely useful due to its in-depth education of first aid, animal and bird identification and other useful wilderness survival knowledge. The CORE program consists of 2 parts, a practical firearms handling test and a written examination on all of the following subjects:

Conservation Ethics

Law and Regulations

First Aid and Survival

Firearm Safety

Animal Identification

Bird Identification