Report a public safety concern

If your concern is urgent or life-threatening, call 911.
If your concern is not urgent, contact the Canadian Firearms Program.

There has been an unprecedented influx of calls to the Canadian Firearms Program and emails to the Alberta Chief Firearms Office regarding firearms sales and transfers. We appreciate your patience while we work alongside the Canadian Firearms Program to address the backlog.

Safety courses

In Alberta, the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association (AHEIA) provides 2 firearms safety courses. Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office oversees the courses:


Canadian Firearms Safety Course is an introductory course for anyone (including minors) who wishes to own non-restricted firearms


Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course is an introductory course for anyone over the age of 18 who wishes to own restricted firearms

Course topics include:

  • the evolution of firearms
  • basic firearms safety practices
  • safe handling and carry procedures

Applicants, including minors, must pass a Canadian Firearms Safety Course to be able to possess firearms.

Find an instructor

Only trust instructors certified by AHIEA. AHIEA certifies all instructors in Alberta:

If your instructor's name is not on theses lists, contact AHEIA immediately. Do not take their training or provide money or personal information to the individual.

Become an instructor

For more information about becoming an instructor, contact AHEIA.

Student feedback

All instructors must meet and maintain service standards. To provide feedback about your training experience, contact Alberta’s Chief Firearms Officer. This helps us monitor and improve firearms safety training.

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