Our Policy

Requirements to practice as a gunsmith or in a firearms-related industry may require federal and/or state approvals. A student who desires to work in the industry may need to obtain a federal firearms license (FFL). This is required if the student hopes to repair firearms for compensation. A student employed by a business that has an FFL may not be required to obtain an individual FFL. A student who desires to repair only personal firearms is not required to obtain a firearms license (FFL). Because of changes in requirements, the student is advised to regularly review the requirements for the FFL with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). The student can find this information on the ATF website. (www.atf.gov)

SDI does not make representation, warranty, or guarantee that successful completion of the course of study will permit the student to obtain licensure or certification. A student, who enrolls in an SDI program in a field for which professional practice requires any type of licensure or certification, is solely responsible for determining and complying with state, local, or professional licensure and certification requirements. The student is also responsible for taking the steps necessary to satisfy those requirements. SDI cannot offer guarantees of job placement, advancement, or continued employment and does not provide job placement services.


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