FSC, Firearms Safety Certificate in California

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FSC, Firearms Safety Certificate in California

Firearm Safety Certificate – Study Guide

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.)

In order to obtain the FSC, you must pass a written test on firearm safety and laws as specified by CA State Law. To obtain an FSC you must score at least 75% (23 correct answers out of 30 questions) on the FSC Test covering firearm safety and basic firearms laws.

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.)

Study Guide [English]                                                   

Study Guide [Spanish]

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If you are ready to take the FSC test, please contact us: (661) 388-5672