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.

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05/30/15

Park Rapids (HunterCourse)***CLASS IS FULL***

Hubbard County

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

06/01/15

Twin Valley

Norman County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/02/15

Lakeville (HunterCourse)

Dakota County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

06/05/15

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearm Safety Training Class* *LASS IS FULL* *WAITING LIST INFO BELOW* *

06/08/15

Henderson

Sibley County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/08/15

Eden Prairie

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/15/15

Baxter

Crow Wing County

Firearm Safety Training Class **CLASS IS FULL**

06/15/15

Brewster

Nobles County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/16/15

Hutchinson

Meeker County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/16/15

Lakeville (HunterCourse)

Dakota County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

06/20/15

Aitkin (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

06/20/15

Rapids Lake (HunterCourse)

Carver County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

06/22/15

Watertown

Carver County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/06/15

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/10/15

Halma (HunterCourse)

Kittson County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

07/13/15

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/13/15

Baxter

Crow Wing County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/14/15

Graceville

Big Stone County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/18/15

Aitkin (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

07/20/15

Cloquet

Carlton County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/27/15

St. Charles

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/27/15

Richfield

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/28/15

Hugo* * *CLASS IS FULL * * * WAIT LIST ONLY

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class* *CLASS IS FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY* *

07/31/15

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/01/15

Crookston (HunterCourse)

Polk County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

08/03/15

Palisade

Aitkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/04/15

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/05/15

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/06/15

Rockford

Wright County

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

08/11/15

Crookston

Polk County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/15/15

Grand Rapids (Ladies Only Class)**CLASS IS FULL**

Itasca County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/15/15

Aitkin (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

08/15/15

Palisade (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

08/16/15

Tracy (HunterCourse)

Lyon County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

08/24/15

Hugo (HunterCourse) ***Field Day is FULL***

Washington County

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

09/01/15

Arden Hills

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/08/15

Lake Elmo**CLASS IS FULL**

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/14/15

Pelican Rapids

Otter Tail County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/19/15

Aitkin (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/26/15

New Ulm

Brown County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/26/15

Halma (HunterCourse)

Kittson County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

10/15/15

Grand Rapids

Itasca County

Firearm Safety Training Class***PLEASE SEE REGISTRATION INFO BELOW***

03/07/16

Wolverton

Wilkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class