Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2016-07-12

Please check the DNR WEB SITE at www.mndnr.gov for a current class listing of all DNR Enforcement Education Courses and instructor training sessions

If you missed a fall class and are over 18, check on-line for the Online course information, also located at www.mndnr.gov.

Please check the DNR WEB SITE www.mndnr.gov for a current class listing of all DNR Enforcement Youth and Adult Snowmobile Safety Courses and instructor training sessions.

Please direct questions to 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR

Reminder---anyone born after December 31st, 1979 cannot purchase a license to hunt in Minnesota without first taking a DNR Safety Training Course and receiving a certificate. In addition many states have even more stringent mandatory Hunter Education requirements. Check before you go!!!

Reminder---Any resident born after December 31st, 1976, who operates a snowmobile in Minnesota, must possess a snowmobile certificate. Two options are available to complete certification. Ages 11 and older can take the online course and hands-on day or attend the traditional youth course. Those 16 or older can take the online course.

Reminder---Anyone born after July 1st, 1987, who operates an ATV on public lands and waters in Minnesota, must successfully complete the ATV Safety Training online course. Persons under age 16 must complete the ATV online Course and riding component before riding on public lands. Please direct questions to 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR.


If you are 18 or older and would like to become an instructor for Snowmobile Safety, ATV Safety, Firearms Safety, Trail Ambassador, contact your local Conservation Officer or Regional Safety Training officer. Instructor clinics are scheduled throughout the state and are listed on the DNR Website.

See Also: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/instructors/training.html


West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports attending an RTO meeting and completing instructor background checks. During the week he also scheduled Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Field Days and took registrations/answered questions regarding upcoming instructor certification training. Instructor certification training presentations were also reviewed and updated.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence attended a Regional Training Officer meeting at Camp Ripley and assisted with Academy preparation for recreational vehicle training. Reviewed lesson plans and scenario training associated with off-highway vehicles. RTO Lawrence did some follow-up assistance to out-of-state boating requirements for Wisconsin DNR and ATV registration concerns from the state of Utah. RTO Lawrence worked on testing procedure documents related to recreational vehicles for use in Academy training. RTO Lawrence received citizen inquiries about ATV classifications and registration issues regarding class 1 and class 2 ATVs.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke reviewed firearms safety and hunter education training materials for updating. He returned calls and emails regarding instructor questions and registrations for instructor training classes. RTO Neitzke worked on instructor background checks. He also attended an RTO meeting.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week working on backgrounds and upcoming training. A RTO meeting was attended during the week.

NW RTO Jeff Halverson gave instructor clinic in Thief River Falls for ATV and Firearms Safety. Halverson handled bear and beaver nuisance calls.

NE RTO Vacant
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-552-3948 frank.rezac@state.mn.us
Rec Veh Coord Bruce Lawrence 763-267-8534 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-241-0041 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
SW Metro RTO Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us
NW RTO Jeff Halverson 218-894-3577 jeff.halverson@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacan