Firearm Training


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


MSTA Firearm Training Fee:

The 14-hour Course consists of 8-hour Classroom Training Session and 6-hour Firearm Range Training Session.  The  fee is $350.00 and include all required training materials.


California BSIS Firearm Permit Processing Fees:

  • Live Scan Fingerprints fees paid directly to Live Scan Operator is $109.00
  • Initial Firearm Permit Application fee paid directly to BSIS is $100.00
  • Security Guard Assessment fee paid directly to PSI is $60.00 

BSIS Active License holder (Guard Card, etc.) who successfully completed the initial 40-hour of Power to Arrest Training and who is not Prohibited from Purchasing or Possessing a Firearm, is eligible to complete the required initial 14-hour of Firearm Training, prior to applying for BSIS Permit for Exposed Firearm.

Any BSIS Active License holder (Guard Card, etc.) who successfully completed 8-hour of the initial forty (40) hours of 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 of Power to Arrest Training Course.

New Applicant is any person without Active BSIS License.  If you are Not Prohibited from Purchasing or Possessing a Firearm, come and registered for the required training Courses to apply for BSIS Permit for Exposed Firearm.

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


1.  Eight (8) hours of Classroom Session.  The minimum passing score is 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 of Firearm Range Session.  The minimum passing score is 85%. The training included, but is not limited to:

  • The range location
  • 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.

Training Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Days: Monday thru Saturday.

Closed: Sunday and Federal Government Holiday.


Walk-Ins Accepted!