How can I obtain a handgun safety certificate?

A handgun safety certificate can only be obtained from an approved training course and must be dated no longer than 3 years previous to the date of the application for the permit. Currently, the only accepted courses are those listed below.

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