The Chief Firearms Officer mandates a maximum of 12 students per instructor, per course, and with most of our students taking the Combined CFSC/CRFSC course offerings our seats fill quickly.

COVID-19 reduced the number of active instructors throughout Canada and as a result, those that continued teaching saw incredible demand for seats. With supply chain issues added into the mix, more people than ever are turning towards hunting as a sustainable approach to food security. We also hear from a large percentage of students that are concerned with the limitations on firearms ownership being proposed by government and in many cases, this was the ‘push’ they needed to follow through on the desire to become trained and acquire their PAL and RPAL.

How we operate…and why.

In order to maximise the amount of students we can train in a year, all courses are pre-booked and pre-sold. Our scheduling is entirely based on demand and the more people that have registered their interest with us to take a course, the more courses we schedule. As you will have noticed, all our marketing encourages registration and this is the reason. To register you interest, simply click the button at the bottom of this screen and fill in your details. We will contact you.

If we have sufficient students registered to run a course, we offer the course to them ahead of any marketing efforts and more than 50% of our courses operate with no marketing at all; they are simply filled and operated with people that have pre-registered. If you are not registered, you never see these courses advertised.

Once we open a course date for booking, we will send an email to our student list with links to book the course(s) available. Usually, we allow registered students 24 to 48 hours to take advantage of the available seats before advertising on social media.

Refunds and Deferrals

Life happens; we understand this well. Sometimes, a situation comes along that prevents a student from attending the course on the dates they have booked and we do everything we can to accomodate that.

We operate what we believe is a very clear and fair refund policy; if you wish to cancel your booking more than 7 days before the start of your course for any reason, we offer a full refund.

Cancellations less than 7 days before the start of the course can be refunded on the provision that we can resell the booked seat(s). This policy is in place because although we have an almost permanent waitlist, for many people it isn’t possible to change their schedules at less than a weeks notice. Talk to us if you need to cancel at less than 7 days notice and we will be able to give a good idea of possibilities.

If you do not show up, or you show up late, on the start date of the course, there is no refund. Late arrivals will not be permitted to join the course as, under CFO mandate, the student has not completed the full course and the instructor is not able to attest that they have done so. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Another option available to students, and one that most prefer, is to defer their booking to a future course. In almost all scheduling, we talk with these students first to ensure that the proposed dates work for them for the next course. We recognise that having to miss out on the course is disappointing and this is something we can do to send a little love their way.

You can check out our refund and deferral policy here.