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

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10/23/19

Waubun ***COURSE FULL***

Mahnomen County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ***COURSE FULL***

10/26/19

Mantorville ***COURSE FULL***

Dodge County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day ***COURSE FULL***

10/26/19

East Grand Forks* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

Polk County

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

10/26/19

Clearwater ***COURSE FULL***

Wright County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day ***COURSE FULL***

10/27/19

Jordan* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

Scott County

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

10/27/19

Lake Elmo

Washington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

11/03/19

North Branch

Chisago County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

03/02/20

Wolverton

Wilkin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/06/20

Hill City

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class