Forests, Fish and Wildlife - Firearms Safety Course

Provided by: Government of Prince Edward Island - Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action - AKA: Formerly Environment, Water and Climate Change

Service Description

New hunters must take a federal Firearms Safety Course before being issued a hunting licence in PEI. The Government of Prince Edward Island delivers this course locally on behalf of the federal government. Upon successful completion of the course, students may be issued one of the following licences depending on their age:
  • Age 18 years and over: Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) for non-restricted firearms
  • Age 17 years and under: Minor's Licence which allows the person to borrow and use non-restricted firearms
Note: Please see 211 record for Hunting Licence to see the full list of requirements to be allowed to legally hunt in PEI.


Anyone age 12 years or older who wishes to obtain a firearms licence
How to Access:
Print and complete form (available online) and drop off with fee at any Access PEI location
Documents Required:
Completed application * One of the following types of photo identification: Driver's Licence * Passport * PEI Government Voluntary ID Card * Student Card
Program Hours:
Varies by session
Program Phone Numbers:
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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