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:

  • NTS Technical Systems-Belcamp
    4603B Compass Point Road
    Belcamp, MD 21017
    (410) 297-8154

  • Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc.
    4951 Indiana Ave, # 600
    Lisle , IL 60532
    (630) 466-4040

To obtain an application for DOJ Certification (Handgun Testing), please email the Bureau of Firearms at bofroster@doj.ca.gov