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.
  • Duplicate firearms certificates are available through any DNR License Agent or by calling toll free 1-888-646-6367 or local 651-296-6157.

Courses

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

08/13/18 - 08/18/18

Spring Lake Park

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/16/18

Elk River/Big Lake - CLASS IS FULL * * * NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE * * *

Sherburne County

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

08/16/18

South St Paul * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Dakota County

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

08/16/18

Maplewood

Ramsey County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/16/18

Sauk Rapids **CLASS FULL***

Benton County

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

08/17/18

New Ulm * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Brown County

Firearm Safety Training Class * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

08/18/18

Aitkin * * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

Aitkin County

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

08/18/18

McGregor ***CLASS FULL***

Aitkin County

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

08/18/18

Palisade

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/18/18

South St. Paul *** CLASS FULL***

Dakota County

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

08/18/18

Lanesboro

Fillmore County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/19/18

New Ulm * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Brown County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day * * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

08/19/18

Northfield

Dakota County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/20/18

Aitkin

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/20/18

Darfur

Watonwan County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/20/18

Northfield

Rice County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/20/18

Nowthen ***CLASS FULL***

Anoka County

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

08/21/18

Miltona

Douglas County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/21/18

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/23/18

Dawson

Lac Qui Parle County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/24/18

Cologne ***CLASS FULL***

Carver County

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

08/25/18

Princeton ***CLASS FULL***

Mille Lacs County

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

08/25/18

Royalton * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *

Morrison County

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

08/25/18

Lewiston ***CLASS FULL***

Winona County

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

08/25/18

Eagan * * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

Dakota County

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

08/28/18

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/29/18

Elko/New Market

Scott County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/29/18

Osseo

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/30/18

Robbinsdale

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/30/18

Rosemount

Dakota County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/03/18

Virginia

St. Louis County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/04/18

Little Canada

Ramsey County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/04/18

Detroit Lakes

Becker County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/04/18

Rice

Benton County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/05/18

Rockville

Stearns County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/05/18

Osseo

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/06/18

Pelican Rapids

Otter Tail County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/08/18

Deer River

Itasca County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/08/18

Rochester* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL* * *

Olmsted County

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

09/08/18

Princeton ***CLASS FULL****

Mille Lacs County

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

09/08/18

Winona

Winona County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/08/18

Hutchinson ***CLASS FULL***

Meeker County

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

09/08/18

Grand Rapids

Itasca County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/08/18

Lester Prairie

McLeod County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/08/18

Onamia * * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * * NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Mille Lacs County

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

09/09/18

Tracy

Lyon County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day

09/09/18

Forest Lake PM**CLASS IS FULL**

Anoka County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day**CLASS IS FULL**

09/09/18

Forest Lake AM**CLASS IS FULL**

Anoka County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day**CLASS IS FULL**

09/09/18

Lester Prairie

McLeod County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/10/18

Hugo***CLASS IS FULL***

Washington County

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

09/10/18

Melrose

Stearns County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/11/18

Hopkins

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/11/18

South Haven

Wright County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/11/18

Lake Elmo ***CLASS FULL***

Washington County

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

09/11/18

Tyler

Lincoln County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/11/18

Sherburn

Martin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/11/18

Rosemount

Dakota County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/11/18

Cambridge

Isanti County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/11/18

Buhl

St. Louis County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/12/18

Brainerd

Crow Wing County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/13/18

Circle Pines

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/13/18

Princeton

Mille Lacs County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/15/18

Aitkin * * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

Aitkin County

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

09/15/18

Montevideo

Chippewa County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/15/18

Austin ***CLASS FULL ***

Mower County

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

09/15/18

Thief River Falls

Pennington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/15/18

McGregor

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/17/18

Motley

Morrison County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/18/18

Duluth

St. Louis County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/18/18

Benson ***CLASS FULL***

Swift County

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

09/21/18

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/22/18

Sandstone

Mille Lacs County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/23/18

Sleepy Eye

Brown County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/23/18

Detroit Lakes

Becker County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

09/25/18

Dassel

Meeker County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/27/18

Baxter

Crow Wing County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

09/29/18

Dawson

Lac Qui Parle County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

10/05/18

Dodge Center

Dodge County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

10/06/18

Helma

Kittson County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

10/06/18

Hill CityFIELD DAY IS FULL

Aitkin County

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

10/07/18

Duluth ***CLASS FULL***

Carlton County

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

10/13/18

New Ulm * * *CLASS IS FULL * * *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Brown County

Youth Firearm Safety-On-Line Field Day * * *FIELD DAY IS FULL * * *

10/13/18

Rochester* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL* * *

Olmsted County

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

10/15/18

Hugo ***CLASS FULL***

Washington County

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