California Exposed Firearms Permit

Description: State Certification for an exposed firearm permit. Even if you are licensed or registered in the security field, you may not carry a gun on duty whether loaded or unloaded unless you have been issued an exposed firearm permit by the Department of Consumer Affairs. Permit must be kept on guard at all times while on duty.

Students Will Learn:

  • Legal and moral aspects of firearm use
  • Firearms nomenclature / Maintenance
  • Weapons handling / Safety
  • Fundamentals of shooting / Marksmanship
  • Basic shooting techniques
  • Mindset and situational awareness
  • Emergency procedures
  • Firearms qualification

Range Training:

  • Practice in weapons handling and safety
  • Practice in firing your weapon and basic shooting techniques
  • Firearms qualification


  • Must have a current California Guard Card
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Be a United States Citizen or have a permanent legal alien status
  • Free from all felony and some misdemeanor convictions (call for misdemeanor disqualifiers)
  • Pass a fingerprint check through the FBI and California DOJ
  • Pass Written and Range Examinations given at the end of the course

Duration: 16 hours – 8 classroom hours and 8 range hours

Course Cost: $369.00

  • Cost includes all ammunition, range fees, fingerprinting and application fees


  • California Exposed Firearm Permit Certified through BSIS
  • ASC Certificate of Completion

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Location: ASC Training Academy
16117 Covello St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Tel: (818) 906-3753

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