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.

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06/17/19

Twin Valley

Norman County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

06/21/19

Miltona

Douglas County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

06/21/19

Halma

Kittson County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

06/23/19

Little Falls

Morrison County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

06/24/19

Hugo ***CLASS FULL***

Washington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day ***CLASS FULL***

06/29/19

Mc Gregor

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

07/08/19

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/08/19

Lake Elmo

Washington County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/10/19

Mound

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/14/19

Miltona

Douglas County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/15/19

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/15/19

Hinkley

Pine County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/15/19

Annandale

Wright County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/19/19

Oak Grove* * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

07/20/19

Rochester* * * FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

Olmsted County

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

07/20/19

Aitkin* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

Aitkin County

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

07/20/19

Maple Lake

Wright County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

07/21/19

Corcoran ***CLASS FULL***

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day ***CLASS FULL***

07/21/19

Corcoran ***CLASS FULL***

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day ***CLASS FULL***

07/22/19

Richfield

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/22/19

Hugo* * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Washington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day* * *CLASS IS FULL

07/22/19

Sacred Heart

Renville County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/22/19

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/23/19

Plymouth

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/29/19

St. Charles

Winona County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/29/19

Cloquet

Carlton County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/29/19

Nevis

Hubbard County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/30/19

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/31/19

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/31/19

St Paul

Washington County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/01/19

Chisago City

Chisago County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/03/19

Crookston

Polk County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/04/19

Redwood Falls

Redwood County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/05/19

Worthington

Nobles County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/05/19

Palisade

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/06/19

Bloomington

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/08/19

Rockford* * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Wright County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class* * *CLASS IS FULL * *

08/10/19

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/10/19

Spicer* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL* * *

Kandiyohi County

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

08/12/19

Thief River Falls

Pennington County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/12/19

Aitkin

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/12/19

Cloquet

Carlton County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/12/19

Big Lake

Sherburne County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/12/19

Staples

Todd County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/13/19

Crookston

Polk County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/14/19

Worthington

Nobles County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/15/19

South St. Paul

Dakota County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/17/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/17/19

Aitkin

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/17/19

Palisade

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/19/19

Hugo***CLASS IS FULL***

Washington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day***CLASS IS FULL***

08/19/19

Northfield ***CLASS FULL***

Dakota County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ***CLASS FULL***

08/24/19

East Grand Forks

Polk County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/29/19

Warba

Itasca County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/05/19

Pelican Rapids

Otter Tail County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/08/19

Tracy

Lyon County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/21/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/21/19

Thief River Falls

Pennington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/21/19

Aitkin

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/23/19

Hugo

Washington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day ~ Female Only!!

10/05/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

10/18/19

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

10/20/19

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

10/21/19

Hugo ***CLASS FULL***

Washington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day ***CLASS FULL***

03/02/20

Wolverton

Wilkin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class