Firearms Safety Certification for Adults (18 and older)
- 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)
Receive your Firearms Safety Certification or Apprentice Validation by completing one of the following options:
- Online course- complete the online course and virtual field day* (MN Residents Only)
- Independent study guide and workbook - available from a volunteer instructor.
- Firearms Safety Classroom Course - currently scheduled classes below.
- Apprentice Hunter Validation (twice in a lifetime)
- 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.