Q314: How long does my firearm/shot gun/explosive certificate last for?
A firearm or shotgun certificate normally last for five years from the date it is issued or renewed.
There are two types of Explosive Certificates:
Acquire Only: allows a person to corporate body to obtain explosives which are used straight away and are not kept overnight.
Acquire and Keep: allows a person or corporate body to obtain explosives and keep them in an approved storage place.
These certificates last for a maximum of five years, in line with shotgun/firearm certificates.