Firearm Safety Card (FSC)


As DOJ-certified instructors, ADI offers the Firearms Safety Certificate (FSC) testing. This essential service equips individuals in California with the knowledge and certification required to legally purchase firearms, ensuring compliance with state regulations and promoting responsible firearm ownership.

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    To purchase a firearm in California, you must have a Firearm Safety Card (FSC), unless you have a CCW permit. To receive an FSC, you must pass a written test given by a DOJ-certified instructor. The FSC test ensures that you are aware of the firearm ownership safety rules. It is valid for five years.



    1. First, study for the test with the official CA DOJ FSC Study Guide.
    2. Book an appointment to take your exam. Tests usually take around 30 minutes.