Firearms Safety Certification for Adults (16 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)


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:


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