PAL: Saturday, February 22, 2020
RPAL: Saturday, February 29, 2020
There is one textbook for both courses. It includes:
You can purchase the textbooks at the College of New Caledonia's bookstore, Books and Co. and Save-on-Foods.
Canadian Firearms Law requires that in order to purchase or possess firearms or ammunition a person must have a Possession and Acquisition Firearms Licence (PAL) and must be a minimum age of 18 years old.
To obtain a licence for non-restricted firearms (rifles and shotguns) applicants must pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (PAL). Persons who wish to possess restricted firearms (handguns and rifles) must complete the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (R-PAL). Owning a firearm in Canada is a "privilege" and "not a right". In Canada no one is exempt of having a firearms licence.
PAL/RPAL FIREARMS courses have nothing to with hunting. CORE courses and hunting courses are a provincial issue
The PAL / R-PAL courses offered take place over a weekend monthly, but other arrangements can be made for interested groups. This course has absolutely nothing to do with hunting in Canada (CORE provincial training). Will do CORE exam challanges only.
I am willing to travel to any community outside of Prince George, BC to deliver a course. Please contact for details.
$150.00 PAL Non-Restricted Firearms Course - 8 hours plus written/practical exams
$125.00 RPAL Restricted Firearms, add-on to the Non-Restricted Firearms Course - 6 hours plus written/practical exams
Minimum passing grade is 80%
Cancellation fees: to receive a 100% refund, you must inform instructor within 48 hours prior to course date.
You can register and pay using PayPal link on the "Register for Courses" tab or to pay in person call 250-613-5972.
Minimum 18 years old.
PAL's are usually set to expire on your closest birthday 5 years from issued date. You should receive a renewal notice from the Canada Firearms Centre about 3 months prior to the expiry date.
When you have passed the firearms exams you may apply to the Canadian Firearms Program for your PAL / R-PAL. The application fee for PAL is $60.00; the application fee for R-PAL is $80.00. If you apply for the R-PAL at the same time that you apply for the PAL, the combined application fee is $80.00.
After a criminal background check, a minimum of 28 days or more depending if there are any issues. Any questions on criminal record background issues call Firearms Officer, Ron Hardy, 250-561-6944.
After you receive your RPAL, you apply for an Authorization to Transport (ATT) permit. The ATT will allow you to transport a restricted firearm from a specific residence address to an approved range and back to the same residence address. You must be a current member of any approved gun club in British Columbia or Yukon. ATT's are granted for 5 years.
An ATC is a permit granted to individuals that due to the circumstances of their occupations need a restricted firearm or a prohibited handgun to protect their own life or that of others. The "Authorization to Carry Restricted Firearms and Certain Handguns" Regulations specify which are lawful professions or occupations. Some of those occupations include individuals engaged in trapping, working in remote wilderness areas or transporting/protecting cash.
To apply for an ATC you need to present the Chief Firearms Officer (CFO):
I am certified to provide the test and sign the documents you need to present the Chief Firearms Officer.