The courses required to obtain a hunter's certificate are given by the Fédération québécoise des chasseurs et pêcheurs (FédéCP) and can be taken at any time of the year.
This course aims to raise awareness of sport hunting rules, behaviours to adopt with wildlife and safety guidelines. Depending on the weapon you want to use, you may be required to complete one or more courses.
Hunter’s certificate for firearms (Code F)
To obtain a hunter’s certificate for firearms, you must complete these two courses.
Introduction to Hunting with a Firearm (IHF) – Online only
Eligibility requirements: Be 12 years of age or older (when the course is taken) and a Québec resident.
Duration: Online course of 12 lessons lasting 5 hours. Can be completed in one or more sessions, depending on your pace and availability.
General content: At the end of each lesson, you must answer five questions to assess your understanding of the content.
Passing grade: 80% for each lesson.
Canadian Firearm Safety Course (CFSC) – In a room with instructors