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.
  • A MN Hunting License that includes a Firearms Safety Number is sufficient proof of course completion.
  • Purchase a duplicate firearms safety certificate online or wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. 
  • For more information or assistance with purchasing a duplicate safety certificate:

Courses

To view detailed information about a class or field day, click on its name.

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01/16/20

St. Stephen

Stearns County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

01/28/20

Roseville

Ramsey County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/03/20

Waverly

Wright County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/04/20

Buffalo

Wright County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/22/20

Rocherster* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

02/24/20

Pequot Lakes

Crow Wing County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/27/20

Murdock

Swift County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/29/20

Fulda

Murray County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/02/20

Wolverton

Wilkin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/07/20

Spring Valley

Fillmore County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/21/20

Rocherster

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

03/24/20

Foley

Benton County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/06/20

Hill City

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/20/20

Hugo

Washington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

04/25/20

Rocherster

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/03/20

Forest Lake

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day *** Mother and/or Daughters Only

05/16/20

Rocherster

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

06/20/20

Rocherster

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

07/11/20

Rocherster

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/08/20

Rocherster

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/05/20

Rocherster

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

10/10/20

Rocherster

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day