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
  2. Firearms Safety Classroom Course - currently scheduled classes below.
  3. 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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09/30/16

St Cloud ***CLASS FULL***

Stearns County

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

10/01/16

LeRoy *** CLAS FULL***

Mower County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day *** CLASS FULL***

10/01/16

Thief River Falls* * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Pennington County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day* * * CLASS IS FULL* * *

10/01/16

Halma

Kittson County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

10/01/16

Austin ***CLASS FULL - WAITING LIST ONLY***

Mower County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day***CLASS FULL - WAITING LIST ONLY***

10/02/16

Gaylord **CLASS IS FULL**

Sibley County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

10/03/16

Minneapolis *** CLASS FULL ***

Hennepin County

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

10/06/16

Sauk Rapids *** CLASS FULL ***

Benton County

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

10/08/16

Park Rapids**CLASS IS FULL**

Hubbard County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day**CLASS IS FULL**

10/08/16

Spicer***CLASS IS FULL***

Kandiyohi County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day***CLASS IS FULL***

10/08/16

Lake Shore (Hunter Course) ***CLASS FULL***

Crow Wing County

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

10/11/16

McGregor

Aitkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/12/16

Duluth

St. Louis County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

10/13/16

Perham* * *CLASS IS FULL* * *

Otter Tail County

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

10/15/16

Pemberton *** CLASS FULL ***

Blue Earth County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day *** CLASS FULL***

10/15/16

New Ulm (Hunter Course)* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * *

Brown County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day* * * Field Day is FULL * * *

10/16/16

Alexandria

Douglas County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/16/16

Chisago City *** CLASS FULL ***

Chisago County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day ***CLASS FULL***

10/20/16

Grand Rapids ***CLASS FULL ***

Itasca County

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

10/21/16

Dodge Center - **CLASS IS FULL**

Dodge County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/22/16

Rochester* * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Olmsted County

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

10/28/16

Hayfield

Dodge County

Firearm Safety Training Class