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

03/04/15

Roseville***CLASS IS FULL***

Ramsey County

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

03/04/15

East Bethel * * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Anoka County

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

03/04/15

Champlin

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/05/15

Long Prairie

Todd County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/05/15

Rosemount * * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Dakota County

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

03/05/15

Cambridge

Isanti 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

03/07/15

Easton (HunterCourse)

Faribault County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

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

03/09/15

Lakefield

Jackson 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

03/10/15

Delano

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/10/15

Slayton

Murray County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/10/15

Lake Elmo **CLASS IS FULL**

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/10/15

Moorhead

Clay County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/10/15

Preston

Fillmore County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/12/15

Marine St. Croix

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/12/15

Morristown (HunterCourse)**CLASS IS FULL**

Rice County

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

03/12/15

Royalton (HunterCourse)

Morrison County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

03/13/15

Austin (HunterCourse)

Mower County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

03/15/15

Corcoran

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/16/15

Palo

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/16/15

Stewartville

Olmsted County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/16/15

Blaine

Anoka County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/16/15

Virginia

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/17/15

Waconia *** CLASS IS FULL***

Carver County

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

03/17/15

Morristown

Rice County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/17/15

Hoyt Lakes

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/17/15

Dilworth

Clay County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/17/15

Oslo

Marshall County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/17/15

Le Center

Le Sueur County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/17/15

Blue Earth

Faribault County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/17/15

Mountain Iron

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/17/15

Windom

Cottonwood County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/18/15

Belle Plaine (HunterCourse)**CLASS IS FULL**

Scott County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

03/18/15

North St. Paul

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/19/15

Scandia

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/19/15

Glyndon

Clay County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/21/15

Cambridge

Isanti County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/23/15

Chisago City

Chisago County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/23/15

Alexandria

Douglas County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/24/15

Arden Hills **CLASS IS FULL**

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/24/15

Argyle

Marshall County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/24/15

Darwin

Meeker County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/24/15

Springfield

Brown County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/26/15

Prior Lake

Scott County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/28/15

Zumbrota (HunterCourse)* * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Goodhue County

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

03/28/15

Zimmerman

Sherburne County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/30/15

Fairmont

Martin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/30/15

Audubon

Becker County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/30/15

Bradford

Isanti County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/30/15

Le Roy

Mower County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/30/15

Alexandria

Douglas County

Firearm Safety Training Class

03/30/15

Onamia

Mille Lacs County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/01/15

Brainerd

Crow Wing County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/01/15

Coon Rapids

Anoka County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/02/15

Grand Meadow

Mower County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/02/15

Rosemount

Dakota County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/03/15

Elk River (HunterCourse)

Sherburne County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/04/15

Hugo

Ramsey County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/06/15

Lake City

Wabasha County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/06/15

Rogers

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/06/15

Granite Falls

Yellow Medicine 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

04/07/15

Andover

Anoka County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/07/15

Ortonville

Big Stone County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/07/15

Wayzata

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/07/15

Belview

Redwood County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/07/15

Elizabeth

Otter Tail County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/07/15

Ely

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/07/15

Lake Elmo

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/07/15

Lake Elmo

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/07/15

Little Falls

Morrison County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/08/15

Grand Marais

Cook County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/08/15

Sauk Rapids**CLASS IS FULL**

Benton County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/09/15

Morgan

Redwood County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/09/15

Baxter

Crow Wing 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

04/09/15

Shakopee

Scott County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/09/15

Karlstad

Kittson County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/09/15

Nashwauk

Itasca County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/10/15

New Ulm * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Brown County

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

04/10/15

Dodge Center * * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Dodge County

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

04/10/15

Brandon

Douglas County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/11/15

St. Michael* * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Wright County

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

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 *** CLASS IS FULL***

04/14/15

South Haven

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/15/15

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/16/15

South St. Paul

Dakota County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/18/15

Rochester

Olmsted County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/18/15

Spicer (HunterCourse)**CLASS IS FULL**

Kandiyohi County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/18/15

Rockford

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/20/15

Andover

Anoka County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/21/15

East Grand Forks

Polk County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/23/15

Morris (HunterCourse)

Stevens County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/24/15

Austin (HunterCourse)

Mower County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/25/15

Plummer (HunterCourse)

Red Lake County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

04/27/15

Barnum * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Carlton County

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

04/27/15

Lake Elmo

Washington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/27/15

Flinlayson

Pine County

Firearm Safety Training Class

04/30/15

Glenwood (HunterCourse)

Pope County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

05/01/15

Tracy

Lyon County

Firearm Safety Training Class

05/02/15

Glencoe

McLeod 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

05/30/15

Park Rapids (HunterCourse)

Hubbard County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

06/05/15

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/06/15

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/10/15

Halma (HunterCourse)

Kittson County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

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

08/15/15

Grand Rapids (Ladies Only Class)

Itasca 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

09/26/15

Halma (HunterCourse)

Kittson County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

10/15/15

Grand Rapids

Itasca County

Firearm Safety Training Class