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Examinations for the firearms officers of firearms dealers in 2021

Examinations for the firearms officers of firearms dealers in 2021

The National Police Board’s Firearms Administration holds examinations for firearms officers in accordance with Section 16 of the Firearms Decree on

  • Tuesday 31 August 2021
  • Tuesday 16 November 2021.

The place for the examination is Riihimäki or other locality to be notified later.

Examination arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic

The National Police Board closely follows the corona pandemic instructions and public gathering restrictions issued by the Regional State Administrative Agency and other authorities. This may cause changes in the examination arrangements, notified to those registered for the examinations as early as possible beforehand. The place of the examination may change and the time may vary between 8 am and 5 pm on the examination day.

Passing the exam is a requirement for acting as a firearms officer

The exam must be passed if you want to be certified as a firearms officer for a firearms dealer. 
The exam consists of two sections. Successful completion of each section qualifies the candidate to act as a firearms officer in the corresponding trade. 

The sections are

  • engaging in the firearms trade; and
  • the manufacture of firearms, firearm components, cartridges and specially dangerous projectiles as well as the repair and conversion of firearms and firearm components.

Participation fees and registration

The registration must be done no later than three weeks before the examination. The registration is binding.

The examination fee is EUR 150. The fee must be paid to the National Police Board’s Nordea bank account FI31 1660 3000 1178 31 no later than two weeks before the date of the examination. 

Please enter the following in the message or reference field:

  • Firearms Administration/name of examination and examination date
  • Participant’s name and personal identity code.

Please register for the examination through this link.

Bring an identity card or passport

Please remember to bring your identity card or passport so your identity can be verified at the entry of the examination. A driving licence is not considered proof of identity.

In the examination, you must demonstrate that you understand current legal provisions. A list of provisions included in the scope of the examination can be found on the Police website along with trade permits for dealing in firearms. 

Further questions regarding the contents of the exam may be directed to Superintendent Ilmari Kosonen, tel. +358 295 481 852.

Questions regarding practical matters surrounding the exam may be directed to Coordinator Kaisa Korttila, tel. +358 295 481 770. 

Further information about applying for firearms trade permits can be found on the police website 

Requirements of the firearms officers’ exam on the police website

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