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 title.

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DateTitleLocationCounty
04/09/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ChaskaCarver
04/09/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class LaCrescentHouston
04/13/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassThief River Falls **FULL**Pennington
04/13/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class MayerCarver
04/13/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class MarshallLyon
04/14/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class BloomingtonHennepin
04/14/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class EdinaHennepin
04/14/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class Little FallsMorrison
04/14/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassRiceBenton
04/14/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassWarroadRoseau
04/14/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassSouth HavenWright
04/14/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMahnomenMahnomen
04/14/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassElySt. Louis
04/14/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class WillmarKandiyohi
04/15/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class EdinaHennepin
04/16/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class JordanScott
04/16/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class RobbinsdaleHennepin
04/16/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class PrincetonMille Lacs
04/16/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class Sauk RapidsBenton
04/17/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassDodge CenterDodge
04/17/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class GreenbushRoseau
04/18/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day St. MichaelWright
04/18/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayRochester **FULL**Olmsted
04/18/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class GlencoeMcLeod
04/18/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class VergasOtter Tail
04/20/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day Hugo **FULL**Washington
04/20/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMotleyMorrison
04/20/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class New Ulm **FULL**Brown
04/20/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class FinlaysonPine
04/21/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassCrookstonPolk
04/21/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassDuluthSt. Louis
04/21/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassWadenaWadena
04/23/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class Inver Grove Heights **FULL **Dakota
04/23/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassBaxterCrow Wing
04/25/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day Rochester **FULL**Olmsted
04/25/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day MilroyRedwood
04/26/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day DuluthSt. Louis
04/28/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassSouth St. Paul **FULL**Dakota
04/30/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day RiceBenton
04/30/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayGlenwoodPope
05/01/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMadison LakeBlue Earth
05/02/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayPlummerRed Lake
05/03/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day *** Mother and/or Daughters Only **Forest Lake **FULL**Anoka
05/08/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassOak GroveAnoka
05/11/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassCookSt. Louis
05/16/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayRochester **FULL**Olmsted
05/16/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayOrrSt. Louis
06/03/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassNew PragueScott
06/05/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassTracyLyon
06/07/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayMarshallLyon
06/08/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day Little CanadaRamsey
06/09/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassGrand RapidsItasca
06/11/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayMoose Lake **FULL**Carlton
06/14/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassPalisadeAitkin
06/15/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class MinnetristaHennepin
06/20/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day Rochester **FULL**Olmsted
06/22/20CAMP - Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLittle FallsMorrison
07/07/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassGrand RapidsItasca
07/11/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayRochester ** FULL**Olmsted
07/12/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMaple PlainHennepin
07/12/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class PalisadeAitkin
07/13/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLewistonWinona
07/13/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class MinnetristaHennepin
07/14/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassGracevilleBig Stone
07/20/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMaple PlainHennepin
07/20/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLakevilleHennepin
07/20/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day Hugo ***FULL***Washington
07/20/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLewistonWinona
07/24/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassNew UlmBrown
07/25/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day East Grand ForksPolk
07/26/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day New UlmBrown
07/27/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassSt CharlesWinona
07/27/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class LakevilleHennepin
08/01/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayCrookstonPolk
08/02/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassPalisadeAitkin
08/03/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class MinnetristaHennepin
08/04/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassEdinaHennepin
08/04/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class CrookstonPolk
08/05/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassEdinaHennepin
08/08/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayRochesterOlmsted
08/24/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMaple PlainHennepin
08/24/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day ***FEMALE ONLY *** HugoWashington
09/05/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day RochesterOlmsted
09/13/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day TracyLyon
09/28/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day HugoWashington
10/10/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayRochesterOlmsted
10/18/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayNew UlmBrown