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 call
    • Completed training in 2011 or since: 800-366-8917 (M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) 
    • Completed training before 2011: 888-646-6367 or 651-296-6157 (M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Courses

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

01/19/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

02/04/19

Prior Lake

Scott County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/16/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

03/02/19

Spring Valley

Fillmore County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/16/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

03/19/19

Pequot Lakes

Crow Wing County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/21/19

Marine on the St. Croix

Washington County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/25/19

Barrett

Grant County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/20/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

04/26/19

Tracy

Lyon County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/18/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

06/15/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

07/20/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/17/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/21/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

10/05/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day