FIREARM SAFETY CERTIFICATE (FSC)

The Firearm Safety Certificate (FSC) is a card that is required to purchase a handgun or long gun (rifle/shotgun) in California with some exceptions which are listed below. This is a self-study exam which must be proctored by a DOJ Certified Instructor.

The exam is 30 questions and a score of 70% must be obtained. Here is a link to the study guide: CLICK HERE FOR STUDY GUIDE.

Exam Hours (walk-ins welcome):

Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm (close at 6pm)

Sat: 10am-3pm (claose at 4pm)

Cost: $25.00

Other Fees: None

Pre-requisites: None

Persons exempt from taking the exam to purchase a firearm:

Special Weapons Permit Holder - X01

Operation of Law Representative - X02

Firearm Being Returned to the Owner - X03

FFL Collector with COE when Purchasing C & R Firearms - X13

Military - Active Duty - X21

Military - Reserve - X22

Military - Honorably Retired - X25

Peace Officer - California - Active - X31

Peace Officer - Federal - Active - X32

Peace Officer - California - Honorably Retired - X33

Peace Officer - California - Reserve - X34

Peace Officer - Federal - Honorably Retired - X35

Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) Permit Holder - X41

P.O.S.T. 832 PENAL CODE (Firearms) Training - X81

Particular and Limited Authority Peace Officers - X91

Law Enforcement Service Gun to Family Member - X95

Valid Hunting License (Long Guns Only) - X98

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