Firearms Safety Certification for Adults (16 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
03/02/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class - SATURDAY'SWanamingoGoodhue
03/02/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassSpring ValleyFillmore
03/02/24Firearms Safety Field DayVestaRedwood
03/03/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassHitterdalClay
03/04/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassRoseauRoseau
03/05/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassHarmonyFillmore
03/05/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLester PrairieMcLeod
03/05/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassAppletonSwift
03/05/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassArgyleMarshall
03/06/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassRosemountDakota
03/08/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassJordanScott
03/11/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ~ MONDAY'SLakefieldJackson
03/11/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassDawsonLac Qui Parle
03/11/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassElySt. Louis
03/11/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassBrandonGrant
03/12/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMorristownRice
03/12/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassSlaytonMurray
03/12/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassWarrenMarshall
03/14/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLambertonRedwood
03/16/24Firearms Safety Field DayPerhamOtter Tail
03/16/24Firearms Safety Field DayMorristownRice
03/17/24Firearms Safety Field DayRichmondStearns
03/18/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassClear LakeSherburne
03/19/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassVirginiaSt. Louis
03/19/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassWatertownCarver
03/19/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassBlaineAnoka
03/19/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class - TUESDAY'SWindomCottonwood
03/22/24Firearms Safety Field DayRochesterOlmsted
03/26/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassOgilvieKanabec
03/26/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassPrinsburgKandiyohi
03/28/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassCambridgeIsanti
03/30/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ~ SATURDAY'SKenyonGoodhue
03/30/24Firearms Safety Field DayStewartvilleOlmsted
04/01/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class - MONDAY'SDeer CreekOtter Tail
04/01/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassAudubonBecker
04/01/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassAlexandriaDouglas
04/01/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassNew UlmBrown
04/01/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMaynardChippewa
04/01/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassZimmermanSherburne
04/02/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLake ElmoWashington
04/02/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassPine CityPine
04/02/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLa CrescentHouston
04/02/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassFarmingtonDakota
04/02/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassE. Grand ForksPolk
04/04/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLong PrairieTodd
04/04/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassRosemountDakota
04/06/24Firearms Safety Field DayMinneotaLyon
04/08/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassPrincetonMille Lacs
04/08/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassCanbyYellow Medicine
04/09/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassBrandonDouglas
04/09/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassAndoverAnoka
04/09/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassWadenaWadena
04/09/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassWillmarKandiyohi
04/11/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassRockfordWright
04/11/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassPrior LakeScott
04/11/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class - Thursday'sChaskaCarver
04/12/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMadison LakeBlue Earth
04/13/24Firearms Safety Field Day ~ FEMALE ONLY HackensackCass
04/15/24Firearms Safety Field DayHugoWashington
04/15/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMonticelloWright
04/15/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassHoffmanGrant
04/16/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLittle FallsMorrison
04/17/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ~ WEDNESDAY'SS. St PaulDakota
04/18/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ~ THURSDAY'SS. St PaulDakota
04/22/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLuverneRock
04/22/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMahnomenMahnomen
04/22/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassThief River FallsPennington
04/27/24Firearms Safety Field DayLake ElmoWashington
04/27/24Firearms Safety Field DayGranite FallsChippewa
04/28/24Firearms Safety Field DayWebsterHennepin
04/30/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassFairmontMartin
05/04/24Firearms Safety Field DayMarshallLyon
05/07/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassCrookstonPolk
05/13/24Firearms Safety Field DayHugoWashington
06/08/24Firearms Safety Field DayNew UlmBrown
06/22/24Firearms Safety Field DayLake ElmoWashington
07/15/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLewistonWinona
07/24/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ~ WEDNESDAY'SS. St PaulDakota
07/25/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ~ THURSDAY'SS. St PaulDakota
08/03/24Firearms Safety Field DayCrookstonPolk
08/10/24Firearms Safety Field DayNew UlmBrown
08/12/24Firearms Safety Field Day ~ FEMALES ONLYHugoWashington
08/17/24Firearms Safety Field DayKimballStearns
08/20/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassCrookstonPolk
09/07/24Firearms Safety Field DayTracyLyon

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