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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:

  • Chesapeake Testing
    4603B Compass Point Road
    Belcamp, MD 21017
    (410) 297-8154
  • H.P. White Laboratory, Inc.
    3114 Scarboro Road
    Street, MD 21154
    (410) 838-6550
  • National Technical Systems
    7447 W. 33rd Street N.
    Wichita, KS 67205
    (316) 832-1600
  • Professional Analysis & Consulting, Inc.
    1804 Centre Point Circle, Suite 112
    Naperville, IL 60563
    (630) 466-4040

To obtain an Application for DOJ Certification (Handgun Testing), please contact the Bureau of Firearms at
(916) 227-4024.

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