How can I obtain a handgun safety certificate?

A handgun safety certificate can only be obtained from an approved training course. Currently, the only accepted courses are those endorsed by the Central New York Police Academy in Onondaga County. You may register by calling 315-498-6046 or visit the Public Safety Training Center.

Important Note

You are not required to take a handgun safety course if you are applying for a duplicate permit.

Certified Instructors

Only a handgun safety certificate issued by the following certified instructors will be accepted. These may include:

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1. What is the basic criteria for applying for a permit?
2. Can a pistol permit application be mailed or faxed to me?
3. How do I apply for a permit?
4. What are the required fees of a new permit application?
5. What types of criminal arrest / offenses must I disclose?
6. How long will my permit remain valid?
7. How do I obtain a duplicate permit should mine be lost or destroyed?
8. How long does the permit process take?
9. How can I obtain a handgun safety certificate?
10. What types of pistol permits can I apply for?
11. How do I find Article 400.00 Licensing and other provisions relating to firearms?
12. Where is my permit / license valid?
13. What happens if I change my address?
14. What is the cost of filing an amendment form or completing a transfer?
15. How do I obtain a coupon to pick up a handgun I just purchased?
16. Is there a contact number should I have additional questions?