Independent Study Guide and Workbook

  • Step 1:  Call the DNR Safety Training Office at 800-366-8917 with your request for a Home Study Packet.  The Safety Training Office will have a Volunteer Instructor contact you to make arrangements for you to receive a packet. 
  • Step 2:  Complete the Workbook and Study Guide/Home Study Packet.
  • Step 3:  Complete the activities: "Using your Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations handbook" This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. and Hunting Dilemmas Worksheet.  Print out the questions, write your answers on a separate sheet of paper, and show to the volunteer instructor at the field day and exam session.
  • Step 4:  Schedule your DNR Final Exam and Field Day with your instructor for review of your independent study coursework, take the final DNR Exam and complete the field day, either in conjunction with a currently scheduled class or scheduled individually.
  • Step 5:  Complete the online self-certification process direction (found on the back side of your registration form provided by the instructor), pay the DNR course fee and print your certificate.

Additional Fee(s):  The instructor may collect a fee of up to $7.50 for costs incurred for the exam session and field day activities.  The DNR course fee is $7.50 - payable online - upon completion of course requirements.