Do I need to re-take the course if my PAL is expired?

Let's break this one down into 2 questions:

  1. Do I NEED to re-take the course:
    • No, you don't need to retake the course.
    • You will need proof of having completed training to reapply. If you have a copy of your old "Course Reports" from your previous course, you can use that. Your old instructor may be able to help, or the RCMP may have it on file. Call the RCMP at 1-800-731-4000. They are usually very helpful.
  2. SHOULD I re-take the course:
    • If you are comfortable with the material, you should be "good to go". If it's been a while, or you are uncomfortable with the material, then consider that this is a safety course. It might be worthwhile to get a refresher before going back to shooting after a long time away.