AGI President Gene Kelly interviewed AGI Graduate Randy Sherman in 2020 early on in the Pandemic about how Gunsmithing has helped his finances over the years, especially during times of uncertainty. Gene Kelly: I'm Gene Kelly, president of the American Gunsmithing Institute, and I'm having a conversation...

Table of contents for COMMON GUNSMITHING QUESTIONS Do I need an FFL, a Federal Firearms License to be a gunsmith? How complicated of a process is getting an FFL and do I need to have a Federal Firearms License to take AGI's courses? What category of Federal Firearms...

What if you could spend a career doing work that you absolutely love? If you love shooting guns and working with guns, there is no career quite like being a gunsmith. Unfortunately, many firearms lovers don't understand what gunsmiths do, much less why they should aspire...

With only around 4,500 registered gunsmiths currently operating in the United States, it can be hard to find someone to service your firearm. That makes Gunsmithing  an excellent career opportunity. But this is also why so many people are learning to do their own gunsmithing as a...

It is not a requirement in the state of California to obtain a Gunsmithing Certificate to practice gunsmithing. However, possessing a Gunsmithing Certificate will demonstrate a proven level of competence. A Federal Firearms License and State licenses are required to operate a gunsmithing business.
The American Gunsmithing Institute’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary institution in the state of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8), which was effective January 1, 2010. The Bureau can be reached at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.
Professional Gunsmithing Courses not available to Oklahoma residents at this time.