Independent Study Guide and Workbook

  • Step 1: Contact a volunteer instructor This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. to obtain a workbook.
  • Step 2: Complete the workbook and study guide.
  • Step 3: Complete the activities: "Using your Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations handbook" This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. and Hunting Dilemmas Worksheet. Print out the questions, write your answers on a separate sheet of paper, and show to the volunteer instructor at the field/exam session.
  • Step 4: Schedule your DNR FINAL EXAM and FIELD DAY: Contact a DNR Certified Firearm Safety volunteer instructor This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. to review your independent study coursework, and take the final DNR Exam and field day with the instructor, either in conjunction with a currently scheduled class or coordinated individually.
  • Step 5: Complete MN DNR ELS Online Self-Certification Process, Pay DNR course fee and print your certificate.

Additional Fee(s): The instructor may collect a fee of up to $7.50 for costs incurred for the exam session and field day activities.  DNR course fee is $7.50 payable online upon completion of course requirements.