Firearm Qualification Training


Before moving forward, please Click here: necessary qualifications to know if you are eligible to apply for Firearm Permit!

ATTENTION:  As of January 1, 2022, Any Applicant who is Seeking BSIS Permit for Exposed Firearm must first complete the PSI  ASSESSMENT. To pick up a Copy of the PSI Registration Form, please call or come to our Facility. 

MSTA Firearm Training Fee:

The Fourteen (14) hours Firearm Qualification Course consists of Eight (8) hours Classroom Training Session and Six (6) hours Firearm Range Training Session.  The Training Fee is $350.00 and subject to change at anytime.

California BSIS Firearm Permit Processing Fees:

  • The Live Scan Fingerprints Processing Fees is $112 and is paid directly to the Live Scan Operator.
  • The Initial Firearm Permit Application Processing Fee is $100 and is paid directly to BSIS.
  • The Security Guard Assessment Fee is $60 and is paid directly to PSI.

BSIS Active Guard Card Holders who successfully completed the required initial Forty (40) hours Power to Arrest Training and, who is not Prohibited from Purchasing or Possessing a Firearm, is eligible to complete the required initial Fourteen (14) hours Firearm Qualification Training Course, to apply for Firearm Permit.

BSIS Active Guard Card Holders who successfully completed Eight (8) hours hours of the initial Forty (40) hours Power to Arrest Training, and who is Not Prohibited from Purchasing or Possessing a Firearm, can register for the Firearm Training Course. But, he or she must register for both the fourteen (14) hours Firearm Training and the remaining Thirty Two (32) hours of the required Forty (40) hours Power to Arrest Training Course.

New Applicant is any person who doesn’t have Active BSIS License (Guard Card).  

The Firearm Course is offered in Two (2) Training Sessions, as follow:

1.  Eight (8) hours Classroom Session with a minimum passing Score of Eighty (80) Percent.  The training included, but is not limited to:

  • Laws and Standards regarding the Use of Deadly Force.
  • Moral and Legal Aspects.
  • Avoidance of Deadly Force (De-escalation of force).
  • Firearms Nomenclature and Maintenance.
  • Weapons Handling and Shooting Fundamentals.

2.  Six (6) hours Firearm Range Training Session with a minimum Passing Score of Eighty (85%) Percent.  The training includes, but is not limited to:

  • The range locationwith 
  • Equipment needed
  • Course of fire
  • Targets
  • Range command
  • Use of deadly force
  • Drawing and holstering practice
  • Dry firing
  • Loading and Re-loading Procedures
  • Firearm Safety Rules
  • Safety at Home and on Duty
  • Transportation of Firearms On and Off Duty
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Firearms Handling
  • Grip
  • Breathing
  • Avoidance of Conflict
  • Tone of Voice
  • Physical Presence
  • Cover and Concealment

On The Range

  • Range Qualification: 50 rounds of fire (Practice) and 50 rounds of fire (Test)
  • Targets (Full Body), Silhouette
  • Shooting Positions: Standing and Kneeling
  • Six Shooting Stages: stage 1, 15-yard; stage 2, 7-yard; stage 3, 7-yard; stage 4, 7-yard; stage 5, 5-yard; and stage 6, 3-yards


Message from Management: All applicant who are seeking Firearm Permit are highly encouraged to also register for our 4-hour of Tear Gas/MACE Training Course.  Tear Gas/MACE can become helpful during the course of De-escalation.   

To avoid denial of your Application for a License, it is best to always state the facts about your Passed or Existing Criminal History. 



Certificate of Training is issued, upon successful completion of each Course.

MSTA Training Hours:

Times: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Days: Monday thru Friday.

Saturday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, by appointment only.

Closed: Sunday and Federal Government Holiday.


Walk-Ins Accepted!