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. 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

05/30/16

Lake Elmo* * *CLASS IS FULL* * *

Washington County

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

05/31/16

Lakeville* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL* * *

Dakota County

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

06/06/16

St James

Watonwan County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/06/16

Twin Valley

Norman County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/07/16

Alexandria ** CLASS FULL** Waiting list available**

Douglas County

Firearm Safety Training Class** CLASS FULL** Waiting list available**

06/07/16

Osseo

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/11/16

Perham

Otter Tail County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/12/16

Hackensack

Cass County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/13/16

Hugo ***CLASS FULL***

Washington County

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

06/14/16

Lakeville* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL* * *

Dakota County

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

06/18/16

Aitkin *** CLASS FULL***

Aitkin County

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

06/18/16

Middle River

Marshall County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

06/19/16

Hackensack

Cass County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/20/16

Almelund

Chisago County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/24/16

New Ulm-CLASS IS FULL - SEE WAIT LIST INFO

Brown County

Firearm Safety Training Class

06/26/16

New Ulm (Hunter Course)Field Day is FULL - See WAIT LIST

Brown County

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

06/27/16

Lewsiton

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/08/16

New Ulm* * *CLASS IS FULL - SEE WAIT LIST* * *

Brown County

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

07/10/16

New Ulm (Hunter Course)* * * CLASS IS FULL - SEE WAIT LIST INFO

Brown County

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

07/11/16

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/11/16

Aitkin

Aitkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/12/16

Graceville

Big Stone County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/16/16

Aitkin

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

07/22/16

Madison Lake

Blue Earth County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/25/16

St. Charles

Winona County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/25/16

Wood Lake

Yellow Medicine County

Firearm Safety Training Class

07/28/16

Hugo* * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Washington County

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

07/31/16

Hackensack

Cass County

Firearm Safety Training Class / all Girls

08/01/16

Truman

Martin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/01/16

Palisade

Aitkin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/02/16

Edina***CLASS IS FULL***SeeWAIT LIST INFO**

Hennepin County

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

08/03/16

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/06/16

Crookston (Hunter Course)

Polk County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

08/07/16

Hackensack

Cass County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/08/16

Annandale ** CLASS FULL - WAITING LIST AVAILABLE **

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class ** CLASS FULL - WAITING LIST AVAILABLE **

08/11/16

Rockford * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Wright County

Firearm Safety Training Class* * *CLASSIS FULL* * *

08/15/16

Palo

St. Louis County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/16/16

Crookston

Polk County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/19/16

New Ulm* * *CLASS IS FULL - SEE WAIT LIST* * *

Brown County

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

08/20/16

Aitkin

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

08/20/16

Grand Rapids

Itasca County

Firearm Safety Training Class

08/21/16

New Ulm (Hunter Course)* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL - SEE WAIT LIST INFO* * *

Brown County

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

08/22/16

Hugo *** CLASS FULL***

Washington County

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

08/22/16

Maple Plain

Hennepin County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/06/16

Lake Elmo

Washington County

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

09/10/16

Hutchinson

Meeker County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/11/16

Tracy (Hunter Course)

Lyon County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/12/16

Pelican Rapids

Otter Tail County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/13/16

Mora

Kanabec County

Firearm Safety Training Class

09/17/16

Aitkin

Aitkin County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/19/16

Theif River Falls

Pennington County

Firearm Safety Training Class

10/01/16

Thief River Falls

Pennington County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

10/15/16

New Ulm (Hunter Course)

Brown County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

10/20/16

Grand Rapids

Itasca County

Firearm Safety Training Class