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

04/23/14

Sauk Rapids**CLASS IS FULL**

Benton County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/24/14

Robbinsdale

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/24/14

Morris (HunterCourse)

Stevens County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/24/14

Rogers **CLASS IS FULL**

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/24/14

Chaska

Carver County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/24/14

Chisholm (HunterCourse)**CLASS IS FULL**

St. Louis County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/25/14

Oak Grove

Anoka County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/26/14

St. Cloud (HunterCourse) 8 * * *field day is full* * *

Sherburne County

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

04/26/14

Lewiston (HunterCourse)

Winona County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/26/14

Blaine (HunterCourse)

Anoka County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/28/14

Richfield

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/28/14

Chanhassen **Women Only-11 & Older**

Carver County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/28/14

Aitkin

Aitkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/28/14

Thief River Falls

Pennington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/29/14

Lake Elmo

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/29/14

Porter

Yellow Medicine County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/01/14

Glenwood (HunterCourse)

Pope County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/01/14

Pipestone

Pipestone County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/02/14

Tracy

Lyon County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/02/14

Blaine

Anoka County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/03/14

Lester Prairie

McLeod County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/03/14

Greaney (HunterCourse)

St. Louis County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/03/14

Plummer (HunterCourse)

Red Lake County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/03/14

Walker (HunterCourse)

Cass County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/03/14

Worthington (HunterCourse)

Nobles County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/04/14

Marshall (HunterCourse)

Lyon County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/04/14

Plainview (HunterCourse)

Wabasha County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/05/14

Becker

Sherburne County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/05/14

Spring Lake Park

Anoka County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/05/14

Lexington

Anoka County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/05/14

Hutchinson

McLeod County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/05/14

Crosby

Crow Wing County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/05/14

Annandale

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/06/14

Dodge Center

Dodge County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/10/14

Blaine (HunterCourse)

Anoka County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/13/14

Ramsey

Anoka County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/15/14

St. Paul

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/17/14

Aitkin (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/17/14

Palisade (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/17/14

Annandale (HunterCourse)

Wright County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/19/14

Nevis

Hubbard County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/20/14

Crookston

Polk County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/21/14

Perham (HunterCourse)

Otter Tail County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/22/14

Rogers**CLASS IS FULL**

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/29/14

Ivanhoe

Lincoln County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/30/14

North Branch

Chisago County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/31/14

Coleraine (HunterCourse)

Itasca County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/31/14

Thief River Falls (HunterCourse)

Pennington County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

06/08/14

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

Anoka County

Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day-Women Only (Age 16 and Older)"

06/08/14

Maple Plain **Forkhorn I Camp**

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/08/14

Hackensack **FORKHORN I CAMP**

Cass County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/10/14

Lake Elmo * * * CLASS IS FULL* * *

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class * * *CLASS IS FULL

06/15/14

Britt **Forkhorn Camp**

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/15/14

Spicer **Forkhorn I Camp**

Kandiyohi County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/15/14

Palisade (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

06/15/14

Hackensack **FORKHORN I CAMP**

Cass County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/16/14

Maple Plain **Pheasant Hunting Camp**CLASS IS FULL**

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/19/14

Rogers

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/21/14

Aitkin (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

06/23/14

Brooklyn Park **Hunt & Fish Camp**CLASS IS FULL**

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/27/14

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/28/14

Watson (HunterCourse)

Chippewa County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

07/06/14

Palisade **Forkhorn I Camp**

Aitkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/07/14

Maple Plain**Turkey Hunting Camp**

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/07/14

White Bear Lake (HunterCourse) - COURSE IS FULL

Washington County

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

07/09/14

Duluth

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class **MILITARY VETERANS ONLY**

07/13/14

Maple Plain **Forkhorn I Camp**CLASS IS FULL**

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/14/14

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/15/14

Graceville

Big Stone County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/19/14

Aitkin (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

07/20/14

Palisade **Forkhorn I Camp**

Aitkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/20/14

Hackensack**FORKHORN I CAMP**

Cass County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/21/14

Maple Plain**Waterfowl Hunting Camp**

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/27/14

Palisade **Forkhorn I Camp**

Aitkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/28/14

Maple Plain **Pheasant Hunting Camp**CLASS IS FULL**

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/28/14

St. Charles

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/28/14

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/01/14

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/02/14

Crookston

Polk County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

08/03/14

Britt **Forkhorn Camp**

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/03/14

Hackensack **FORKHORN I CAMP**

Cass County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/04/14

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/04/14

Annandale

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/05/14

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/07/14

Rocford

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/09/14

Pine City

Pine County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/10/14

Britt **Forkhorn Camp**

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/12/14

Dassel

Meeker County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/14/14

South St. Paul

Dakota County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/16/14

Grand Rapids **Mother Daughter Class**

Itasca County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/16/14

Aitkin (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

08/16/14

Annandale (HunterCourse)

Wright County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

08/18/14

Alexandria

Douglas County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/18/14

Thief River Falls

Pennington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/21/14

Rogers

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/26/14

Crookston

Polk County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/06/14

Tracy (HunterCourse)

Lyon County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/06/14

Thief River Falls (HunterCourse)

Pennington County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/09/14

Lake Elmo

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/11/14

Rogers

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/15/14

Pelican Rapids

Otter Tail County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/20/14

Aitkin (HunterCourse)

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/30/14

Arden Hills

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/02/14

Arden Hills

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/04/14

New Ulm (HunterCourse)

Brown County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

10/09/14

Rogers

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/14/14

Dassel

Meeker County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/16/14

Grand Rapids **Parent Child Class**

Itasca County

Firearm Safety Training Class