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
To obtain an Application for DOJ Certification (Handgun Testing), please contact the Bureau of Firearms at