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)
  • Until further notice, youths ages 14-17 may complete a virtual field day in lieu of an in-person field day.


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:

Events Calendar

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09/16/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassPelican Rapids
09/16/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassPrinceton
09/17/21Firearms Safety Field DayAustin
09/17/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMadison Lake
09/18/21Firearms Safety Field DayBemidji
09/18/21Firearms Safety Field DayRochert
09/18/21Firearms Safety Field DaySandstone
09/18/21Firearms Safety Field DayGrygla
09/18/21Firearms Safety Field DayWaterville
09/18/21Firearms Safety Field DayWadena
09/18/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassGrand Rapids
09/19/21Firearms Safety Field DaySleepy Eye
09/20/21Firearms Safety Field Day ~ FEMALE ONLYHugo
09/20/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMelrose
09/20/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMotley
09/21/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassNevis
09/24/21Firearms Safety Field DayBrowerville
09/25/21Firearms Safety Field DayLaporte
09/25/21Firearms Safety Field DayLake Elmo
09/25/21Firearms Safety Field DayPine City
09/25/21Firearms Safety Field Day **CHANGE OF DATE/TIME/LOCATION**Rochester
09/25/21Firearms Safety Field DayAitkin
09/25/21Firearms Safety Field DayOsage
09/27/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassAudubon
09/27/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassDuluth
09/27/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ~ ADULT CLASSGrand Rapids
09/27/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassZumbro Falls
09/28/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassGreen Isle
09/30/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassHenderson
10/02/21Firearms Safety Field DayRochester
10/02/21Firearms Safety Field DayAdrian
10/02/21Firearms Safety Field DayWebster
10/03/21Firearms Safety Field DayCottage Grove
10/03/21Firearms Safety Field DayClearbrook
10/03/21Firearms Safety Field DayNorth Branch
10/09/21Firearms Safety Field DayBemidji
10/09/21Firearms Safety Field DayMentor
10/10/21Firearms Safety Field DayNorth Branch
10/14/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassSauk Rapids
10/15/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassDodge Center
10/16/21Firearms Safety Field Day ~ 8:00 AMMorristown
10/16/21Firearms Safety Field DayRochester
10/16/21Firearms Safety Field Day ~ 1:00 AMMorristown
10/17/21Firearms Safety Field DayBagley
10/17/21Firearms Safety Field DayNorth Branch
10/23/21Firearms Safety Field DayWaubun
10/24/21Firearms Safety Field DayNorth Branch
10/30/21Firearms Safety Field DayOsage