How hard is the FSC? 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 administered by Instructors certified by the Department of Justice who are generally located at firearms dealerships.
How long is a FSC good for? How long will a Firearm Safety Certificate be valid? An FSC will be valid for five (5) years from the date of issuance.
Do I need to renew my California firearm safety certificate? Do I keep my Firearm Safety Certificate? Yes. If you don’t keep it you will have to re-take the test and pay the fee again. The certificate is valid for five years.
Do veterans need FSC in California? Active duty, reserve, or honorably retired veterans are entitled to receive this exemption and therefore do not have to obtain an FSC in order to purchase a new gun.