Firearms Safety Certification for Adults (18 and older)

shooting practiceRequirements

  • DNR Firearms Safety Certification is required of anyone born after December 31, 1979 to purchase a hunting license in Minnesota. Check requirements in other states.
  • Must successfully complete one of the Options of certification. (see below)

Options

Receive your Firearms Safety Certification or Apprentice Validation by completing one of the following options:

  1. Online course- complete the online course and virtual field day* (MN Residents Only)
  2. Independent study guide and workbook - available from a volunteer instructor.
  3. Firearms Safety Classroom Course - currently scheduled classes below.
  4. Apprentice Hunter Validation (twice in a lifetime)

General Information

  • The MN DNR Firearms Safety Hunter Education endorsement can be listed on the back of a Minnesota driver's license or identification card upon request. The MN DNR # on your license is also your Hunter Education Identifier and is sufficient proof of course completion.
  • Duplicate firearms certificates are available through any DNR License Agent or by calling toll free 1-888-646-6367 or local 651-296-6157.

Find (and sort) more courses on the DNR Safety Training Calendar!

Calendar of firearms classes

Click on the course name for details.

view a printable version

09/16/14

Lakeville (HunterCourse)**CLASS IS FULL**NO WAITING LIST**

Dakota County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/16/14

Duluth - CLASS IS FULL

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class - CLASS IS FULL

09/16/14

Sandstone

Pine County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/16/14

Hibbing**CLASS IS FULL**

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/18/14

Princeton - CLASS IS FULL

Mille Lacs County

Firearm Safety Training Class * * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

09/18/14

Montevideo

Chippewa County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/19/14

Rochester

Olmsted County

Youth Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/20/14

Aitkin (HunterCourse)**CLASS IS FULL**

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day CLASS IS FULL

09/20/14

Lakeshore/Brainerd (HunterCourse)* * *COURSE IS FULL* * *

Cass County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day * * * Course is FULL * * *

09/20/14

Lakeshore/Brainerd (HunterCourse) * * * COURSE IS FULL * * *

Crow Wing County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day * * *COURSE IS FULL* * *

09/20/14

Forest Lake * * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class * * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

09/21/14

Hugo (HunterCourse)**CLASS IS FULL**

Washington County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day * * * COURSE IS FULL * * *

09/22/14

Nevis * * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Hubbard County

Firearm Safety Training Class * * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

09/22/14

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/22/14

Darfur

Watonwan County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/22/14

Grand Rapids * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Itasca County

Firearm Safety Training Class * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

09/22/14

Maple Lake

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/22/14

Madison (HunterCourse)

Lac Qui Parle County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/22/14

Rush City

Chisago County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/23/14

Pipestone

Pipestone County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/23/14

Turtle River

Beltrami County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/25/14

Zimmerman

Sherburne County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/27/14

Halma (HunterCourse)

Kittson County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/27/14

Zimmerman (HunterCourse) * * * FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

Sherburne County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day * * FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

09/27/14

St. Cloud (HunterCourse) * * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

Sherburne County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day * * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

09/27/14

Park Rapids

Hubbard County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/27/14

Hutchinson (HunterCourse)

McLeod County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/28/14

Gaylord (HunterCourse)**CLASS IS FULL**

Sibley County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/29/14

St. Cloud **CLASS IS FULL**

Stearns County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/29/14

Luverne **CLASS IS FULL**

Rock County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/30/14

Arden Hills **CLASS IS FULL**

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class **CLASS IS FULL**

09/30/14

Lindstrom * * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Chisago County

Firearm Safety Training Class * * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

09/30/14

Mora

Kanabec County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/30/14

Madelia

Watonwan County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/02/14

Robbinsdale **CLASS IS FULL**

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class **CLASS IS FULL**

10/04/14

New Ulm (HunterCourse) * * * COURSE IS FULL * * *

Brown County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day* * *COURSE IS FULL * * *

10/04/14

Sandstone (HunterCourse) * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Pine County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

10/04/14

Rollingstone (HunterCourse)

Winona County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

10/05/14

North Branch (Adult Only HunterCourse)

Chisago County

Adult Firearm Safety Field Day (18 years and older)

10/07/14

Inver Grove Heights - CLASS IS FULL

Dakota County

Firearm Safety Training Class - CLASS IS FULL

10/08/14

Sauk Rapids

Benton County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/11/14

Lakeshore/Brainerd (HunterCourse) * * *COURSEIS FULL * * *

Cass County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day * * * COURSE IS FULL * * *

10/11/14

Lakeshore/Brainerd (HunterCourse) * * *COURSE IS FULL * *

Crow Wing County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day * * * COURSE IS FULL * * *

10/11/14

Forest Lake(HunterCourse)**CLASS IS FULL**

Anoka County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

10/11/14

LeRoy (HunterCourse) * * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Mower County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

10/14/14

Dassel

Meeker County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/14/14

Lakeville (HunterCourse)

Dakota County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

10/16/14

Grand Rapids **Parent Child Class** - CLASS IS FULL

Itasca County

Firearm Safety Training Class - CLASS IS FULL

10/24/14

Dodge Center

Dodge County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/25/14

Rochester (HunterCourse)**CLASS IS FULL**

Olmsted County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

11/01/14

Blaine (HunterCourse) ***CLASS IS FULL**

Anoka County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

03/02/15

Wolverton

Wilkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class