Getting your Firearms Licence Getting your Firearms Licence

Getting your Firearms Licence

To get your firearms license, you’ll need to pass a theory test and a practical assessment. Both stages involve you showing a strong understanding of the Arms Code and how to stay safe with firearms.

Stage 1: Theory Test

The first stage of the firearms safety programme is to pass a theory test based on the Arms Code.  You’ll find all of the information you need to prepare for the theory test on the Police website.

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Stage 2: Practical Course and Assessment

The second stage of the firearms safety programme is to undergo practical training on the safe handling of firearms. Go to the Police website to find out more about the practical training course and how to book.

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