How To Recertify
PISTOL LICENSE HOLDERS
If your pistol license was issued more than 5 years ago
YOU MUST RECERTIFY BY JANUARY 31, 2018
WHAT DOES RECERTIFY MEAN?
- Recertification is required, by law. Failure to recertify will result in license revocation and surrender of weapons.
- To recertify, you will need to supply your full name and client ID number (as found on your NYS Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card), current resident address, date of birth and all handguns you own (make, model and serial numbers).
- If you have a current pistol license issued before January 15, 2013 you need to recertify. If you received your license after January 15, 2013 you will need to recertify prior to the 5 year anniversary of issuance.
HERE’S HOW TO RECERTIFY…
On the Web – go to and follow the instructions
- By Mail – download the forms from or call your local New York State Trooper Location (845) 344-5300 or (845) 782-8311.
- By far, the website is the easiest, most convenient and fastest way to obtain recertification status.
- Waiting to send in your recertification form until the last minute will not do you any good. Even though you are compliant, your license will not be recertified until the information has been received and entered.
SAVE YOURSELF FROM MAJOR INCONVENIENCES BY RENEWING ONLINE!
- Help us get this news out to ALL pistol license holders that you know. Many persons are not connected to gun clubs and may not even know about this requirement.
- Recertification well before the 01/31/2018 deadline will avoid tremendous trouble and expense trying to get your pistol license and handguns back after your pistol license was revoked and your handguns have been surrendered to law enforcement. This scenario is bad for you, bad for law enforcement and bad for gun owners, in general.
THIS IS SERIOUS!
Being a responsible, lawful gun owner means obeying the laws whether we agree with them or not.