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.

  • 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

To obtain an application for Firearms Safety Device Laboratory Certification, please contact the Bureau of Firearms at (916) 227-4024.