About the FSESO
The Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO) is an association of firearms safety instructors. Our instructors are designated by the Chief Firearms Office of Ontario to teach and examine the Canadian Firearm Safety Course (CFSC) and/or the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRSFC) in Ontario. Public safety is our number one priority. We believe that firearms safety is everyone’s responsibility.
The FSESO operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, authorizing the organization to manage the delivery of the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course in Ontario.
New applicants for a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) must successfully complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and/or Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) course and exam prior to applying for their licence. Participation in classroom training is mandatory and applicants are no longer eligible to complete a challenge test.
FSESO instructors deliver the CFSC and CRFSC courses and exams in the province of Ontario. These courses are designed to familiarize students with the safe use, handling and storage of firearms and ammunition.
The courses are introductory and cover the basics of firearms safety including, but not limited to:
basic firearms safety practices
ammunition types and storage
operating firearm actions
safe handling and carry procedures
responsibilities of the firearms owner/user
safe storage, display, transportation and handling of firearms