To purchase a firearm, you will need both:
And one of the following:
* A California drivers license is an acceptable government issue photo ID, as long as it does not have a "Federal limits apply." If that is present on your driver's license, you must also bring proof of citizenship (a United States Passport or birth certificate).
To obtain an FSC, you will need to study for a 30-question test. You can take the test and receive your certificate at any store that sells firearms. The test has a $25 fee and the certificate is good for 5 years.
Here is the study guide for the FSC: