Handgun Testing Certified Laboratories
Pursuant to California Penal Code sections 31900-32110, effective January 1, 2001, no handgun model may be sold, transferred, manufactured, etc., in California unless that model has been tested by a certified laboratory and subsequently approved by the Department of Justice.
* The following laboratories are currently certified by the Department of Justice to test handguns for safety/functionality related to this requirement:
4603B Compass Point Road
Belcamp, MD 21017
Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc.
4951 Indiana Ave, # 600
Lisle , IL 60532
To obtain an application for DOJ Certification (Handgun Testing), please email the Bureau of Firearms at firstname.lastname@example.org