How to Get a Blue Card for Pistol Revolver Certification

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Rhode Island

Step 1

Complete a certified firearms safety course or review the "Set Your Sights on Handgun Basics" study guide. The safety exam contains multiple choice and true-or-false questions from the information covered in "Set Your Sights on Handgun Basics" (see first listing in Resources below).

Step 2

Sign up for the Rhode Island handgun-safety exam at a certified Department of Environmental Management (DEM) location. Most firearms dealers and sporting goods stores administer the exam. The exam is also available in Spanish.

Step 3

Apply for the blue card online at Rhode Island's DEM website (see Resources below), or you can find the application at your local police station. You will need a copy of your state or federal identification card for the application.

California

Step 1

Purchase or download online the California Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC) booklet (see Resources). It is required to have a copy of this booklet to receive a blue card in California.

Step 2

Enroll in the California state Department of Justice's (DOJ) written test on handgun safety. The DOJ has testing available at most firearm dealerships.

Step 3

Complete the blue-card application online or at your local police station (see Resources). You will need a copy of your state or federal license to complete the application.

Texas

Step 1

Collect your personal information: social security number, U.S. identification card number, current address and information regarding your criminal record or past drug use. You will also need a credit card number to pay the application fee.

Step 2

Apply for the blue card online at the Texas Department of Public Safety's website (see Resources below).

Step 3

Renew your blue card at the Texas Department of Safety's website, as well.

References

Resources

About the Author

Madison Velding-VanDam began writing in 2004. His writing has appeared in music review blogs such as APLAUDE, a South American website reviewing local artists. Velding-VanDam holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both political science and philosophy from the University of Michigan.

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