Below we have provided you with the most recent FSC Study Guide from the State of California for you to download. We recommend that you study prior to coming in and taking the test, as it contains everything you'll need to know in regards to basic firearm safety and state laws necessary to not only pass the test, but to become a responsible gun owner.
With a few exemptions, everyone must have an FSC to purchase a firearm in the state of California
Some common questions in regards to the test and certificate:
How will I be able to obtain a Firearm Safety Certificate? 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 true/false and multiple choice test is given by DOJ Certified Instructors here in our store.
How much will the Firearm Safety Certificate cost? The fee for taking the FSC Test and obtaining an FSC is twenty-five dollars ($25). The $25 fee entitles you to take the test twice (from the same DOJ Certified Instructor) if necessary.
If I don't pass the test, can I take it again? Yes. The $25 fee entitles you to take the test twice if necessary. If you fail the test the first time, after 24 hours have elapsed you may retake another version of the test from the same DOJ Certified Instructor without any additional fee. The DOJ Certified Instructor is required to offer or make available to you the FSC Study Guide or refer you to view the webinar.
Are there any minimum qualifications/requirements for a person who wants to take the Firearm Safety Certificate Test? Yes. The FSC applicant must be at least 18 years of age and must present clear evidence of identity and age by presenting a California Driver License or California Department of Motor Vehicles Identification Card.
How long will a Firearm Safety Certificate be valid? An FSC will be valid for five (5) years from the date of issuance.