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)


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:


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06/18/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassBig LakeSherburne
06/19/24Firearms Safety Field DayN. St. PaulRamsey
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07/25/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ~ THURSDAY'SS. St PaulDakota
07/27/24Firearms Safety Field DayMedfordSteele
07/29/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassSt CharlesWinona
08/02/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassHam LakeAnoka
08/03/24Firearms Safety Field DayCrookstonPolk
08/03/24Firearms Safety Field DayLa CrescentHouston
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08/10/24Firearms Safety Field DayNew UlmBrown
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08/11/24Firearms Safety Field DaySandstonePine
08/12/24Firearms Safety Field Day ~ FEMALES ONLYHugoWashington
08/12/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassDarfurWatonwan
08/16/24Firearms Safety Field DayOrrSt. Louis
08/17/24Firearms Safety Field DayKimballStearns
08/17/24Firearms Safety Field DayDuluthSt. Louis
08/19/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassAitkinAitkin
08/19/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassKennethRock
08/20/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassCrookstonPolk
09/06/24Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassDodge CenterDodge
09/07/24Firearms Safety Field DayTracyLyon
09/16/24Firearms Safety Field DayHugoWashington
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