Firearms Theory Tests

The AA has partnered with NZ Police to deliver the Firearms Theory Testing.  NZ Police have worked with the firearms community to improve safety outcomes by delivering an enhanced firearms safety training programme for first-time firearms licence applicants.  

The theory test is a computer-based multi-choice test which will be delivered using the same system for computerised driver licence theory tests. Firearm licence applicants will be able to sit the firearms theory test at all Automobile Association (AA) driver licensing outlets; including all AA Centres, AA Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agents and the AA’s Mobile Units. Applicants must pass the theory test before they can attend the firearms practical training course. 

At the AA office the applicants must provide the original copy of the Police Firearm Safety Programme – Confirmation letter and the original ID documents as detailed in the letter and the Police website. 

The AA can only conduct Firearms Theory Tests – we do not accept application forms nor do we complete the firearms practical assessment. 

Full details on applying for a Firearms Licence can be found at

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