Effective Jan. 1, 2015, CA State Law requires firearms buyers (unless exempted) to obtain the Firearms Safety Certificate (FSC) prior to the transfer of a firearm. (Persons with a valid Handgun Safety Certificate may continue to use their HSC for handgun purchases up until the expiration date of their HSC.)
To obtain the FSC, you must pass a written test (30 questions) on firearm safety and laws as specified by CA State Law. The FSC test is available here in our store persons who successfully pass the test will be issued the FSC. The Certificate is valid for 5 years and the cost is $25.
The CA Dept. of Justice (DOJ) has published the study guide below as a means to prepare individuals to pass the FSC test. Click on the English or Spanish version to download a .pdf version of the study guide. (The DOJ no longer offers printed copies of the study guide.)
$25.00 Five Year Firearm Certification
You can take the required Department of Justice firearm safety certificate test in the store at any time during business hours. Upon completion of the test your certificate will be issued to you. There is still a mandatory 10 day waiting period imposed by the State of California.
Safety Course study guides