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

02/02/15

Vermillion

Dakota County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/03/15

Cokato

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/03/15

Roseville * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Ramsey County

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

02/03/15

New London

Kandiyohi County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/03/15

Osseo **CLASS IS FULL**

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/03/15

Finlayson

Pine County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/05/15

Cannon Falls

Goodhue County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/10/15

Houston

Houston County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/10/15

Detroit Lakes

Becker County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/12/15

Baxter

Crow Wing County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/16/15

Prior Lake

Scott County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/19/15

La Crescent

Houston County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/19/15

La Crescent **LADIES ONLY**MOTHER/DAUGHTER**

Houston 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

02/23/15

Buckman

Morrison County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/23/15

Pierz

Morrison County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/23/15

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/23/15

Benson

Swift County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/23/15

Alexandria

Douglas County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/24/15

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearm Safety Training Class

02/25/15

Fridley ** CLASS IS FULL**

Anoka County

Firearm Safety Training Class **CLASS IS FULL**

02/26/15

Cottonwood

Lyon County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/01/15

Hanover

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/02/15

Wolverton

Wilkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/02/15

Prior Lake

Scott County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/02/15

Duluth

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/02/15

Henning

Otter Tail County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/03/15

Houston

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/03/15

Montgomery

Le Sueur County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/03/15

Kerkhoven

Swift County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/03/15

Winnebago

Faribault County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/04/15

Roseville

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/05/15

Long Prairie

Todd County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/07/15

Spring Valley

Fillmore County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/07/15

Wanamingo

Goodhue County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/09/15

Duluth* * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

St. Louis County

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

03/09/15

Spring Lake Park

Anoka County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/09/15

Roseau

Roseau County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/10/15

Jackson

Jackson County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/10/15

Caledonia

Houston County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/12/15

Marine St. Croix

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/12/15

Morristown (HunterCourse)

Rice County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

03/15/15

Corcoran

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/16/15

Stewartville

Olmsted County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/17/15

Waconia

Carver County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/17/15

Morristown

Rice County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/19/15

Scandia

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/24/15

Arden Hills

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/02/15

Grand Meadow

Mower County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/07/15

Cold Spring

Stearns County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/07/15

Janesville

Waseca County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/09/15

Morgan

Redwood County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/09/15

Rockford

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/09/15

Forest Lake

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/10/15

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/10/15

Dodge Center

Dodge County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/11/15

St. Michael

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/13/15

Red Wing

Goodhue County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/14/15

Bloomington

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/14/15

Arden Hills

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/14/15

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/15/15

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/18/15

Rochester

Olmsted County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/18/15

Spicer (HunterCourse)

Kandiyohi County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/25/15

Plummer (HunterCourse)

Red Lake County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/01/15

Tracy

Lyon County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/03/15

Marshall (HunterCourse)

Lyon County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/05/15

Crookston

Polk County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/09/15

Spicer (HunterCourse)

Kandiyohi County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/11/15

Hugo (HunterCourse)**CLASS IS FULL**

Washington County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/16/15

Greaney (HunterCourse)

St. Louis County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

06/05/15

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/13/15

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/14/15

Graceville

Big Stone County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/27/15

St. Charles

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

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

08/04/15

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

08/11/15

Crookston

Polk County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/16/15

Tracy (HunterCourse)

Lyon County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

08/24/15

Hugo (HunterCourse)

Washington County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/01/15

Arden Hills

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/26/15

New Ulm

Brown County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day