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
H.P. White Laboratory, Inc.
3114 Scarboro Road
Street, MD 21154
National Technical Systems
7447 W. 33rd Street N.
Wichita, KS 67205
Professional Analysis & Consulting, Inc.
1804 Centre Point Circle, Suite 112
Naperville, IL 60563
To obtain an Application for DOJ Certification (Handgun Testing), please contact the Bureau of Firearms at