Laboratories Certified to Test Firearms Safety Devices

Pursuant to California Penal Code sections 23620 and 23625, effective January 1, 2002, no firearm may be sold, manufactured, or transferred in California unless that firearm is accompanied by a DOJ-approved firearms safety device. The following laboratories are currently certified by the Department of Justice to test firearms safety devices for safety/functionality related to this requirement.

  • National Technical Systems
    7447 W. 33rd Street N.
    Wichita, KS 67205
    (316) 832-1600
  • Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc.
    4951 Indiana Ave, # 600
    Lisle , IL 60532
    (630) 466-4040

To obtain an application for Firearms Safety Device Laboratory Certification, please email the Bureau of Firearms at