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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12/20/14

Osseo

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

12/23/14

Pipestone

Pipestone County

Firearm Safety Training Class

01/19/15

Duluth * ** CLASS IS FULL * * *

St. Louis County

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

02/03/15

Cokato

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/05/15

Cannon Falls

Goodhue County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/21/15

Fulda

Murray County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/23/15

Pequot Lakes

Crow Wing County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/26/15

Cottonwood

Lyon County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/02/15

Wolverton

Wilkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/07/15

Spring Valley

Fillmore County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/18/15

Rochester

Olmsted County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/05/15

Crookston

Polk County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/01/15

Crookston (HunterCourse)

Polk County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

08/11/15

Crookston

Polk County

Firearm Safety Training Class