RPAL CLASS IS FULL: Saturday, October 30, 2021
PAL - Nov. 6-7 CLASS FULL: Saturday, November 6, 2021
There is ONE TEXTBOOK for both courses. It includes...
You can purchase the textbooks at BOOKS and COMPANY, CNC BOOK STORE, SAVE - ON - FOODS - PG
Canadian Firearms Law requires, to purchase or possess firearms or ammunition a person MUST have a Possession and Acquisition Firearms License (PAL) and MUST be a minimum age of 18 years old.
To obtain a license 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 license except law enforcement or military personal currently employed and on the job.
PAL / RPAL FIREARMS courses have NOTHING to do with HUNTING. CORE courses and HUNTING are a PROVINCIAL ISSUE.
$150.00 PAL Non-Restricted Firearms Course - 8 hours plus written/practical exams - PAL MUST BE DONE FIRST..... Exams passing grade 80%
$125.00 RPAL Restricted Firearms, add-on to the Non-Restricted Firearms Course - 6 hours plus written/practical exams
Exams passing grade 80%
CANCELLATION FEES: to receive a refund, you MUST inform instructor within 48 hours prior to course date.
Register and pay using any credit card on the "Register for Courses" tab OR 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 $62.55; the application fee for R-PAL upgrade is $41.70. If you apply for the R-PAL at the same time that you apply for the PAL, the combined application fee is $83.40 Effective new fees as of March 31, 2021
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 Canada Firearms Center 1 800 731 4000 OR Chief Firearms Office - Surrey BC 1 800 731 4000 ext. 9530
Waiting time due to COVID ISSUES now 2-6 months....
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 working in remote wilderness areas or transporting/protecting cash.
To apply for an ATC you need to present the Chief Firearms Officer (CFO):