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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04/20/19

Rochester* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL* * *

Olmsted County

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

04/20/19

Kimball ***CLASS FULL***

Stearns County

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

04/20/19

Dassel

Meeker County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/22/19

Motley

Morrison County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/22/19

Finlayson

Pine County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/22/19

Marshall

Lyon County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/23/19

Wadena

Wadena County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/25/19

South St Paul

Dakota County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/25/19

Glenwood ***CLASS FULL***

Pope County

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

04/25/19

Chisholm

St. Louis County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

04/26/19

Tracy

Lyon County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/26/19

Hayfield

Dodge County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/27/19

St. Rosa ***CLASS FULL~ Waiting list only***

Stearns County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day **CLASS FULL ~ waiting list only***

04/27/19

Milroy

Redwood County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

04/27/19

Glencoe

McLeod County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/28/19

Marshall

Lyon County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

04/28/19

Duluth ***CLASS FULL***

St. Louis County

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

04/29/19

Richfield

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/29/19

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/30/19

Little Falls

Morrison County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/30/19

Lake Elmo

Washington County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/02/19

Circle Pines

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/02/19

Belview

Redwood County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/02/19

Morris

Stevens County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/02/19

Osakis

Douglas County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/04/19

Plummer

Red Lake County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/04/19

Montevideo

Chippewa County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/04/19

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/04/19

Laporte

Hubbard County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/04/19

Henning

Otter Tail County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/06/19

Iron

St. Louis County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/06/19

Luverne

Rock County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/07/19

Crookston

Polk County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/07/19

Balaton

Lyon County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/07/19

Lexington

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/07/19

Anoka

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/11/19

Dalton

Otter Tail County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/13/19

Little Canada ***CLASS FULL***

Ramsey County

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

05/13/19

Cook

St. Louis County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/18/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/18/19

Greaney

St. Louis County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/18/19

Nicollet

Nicollet County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/18/19

Morgan

Redwood County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/18/19

Spicer ***CLASS FULL***

Kandiyohi County

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

05/31/19

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

06/02/19

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

06/06/19

Lake Elmo

Washington County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

06/15/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

06/15/19

Aitkin

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

06/21/19

Miltona

Douglas County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

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***

07/15/19

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/15/19

Hinkley

Pine County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/20/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

07/20/19

Aitkin

Aitkin County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

07/22/19

Richfield

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/22/19

Hugo

Washington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

07/29/19

St. Charles

Winona 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

08/03/19

Crookston

Polk County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/08/19

Rockford

Wright County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/10/19

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/10/19

Spicer

Kandiyohi County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/12/19

Theif River Falls

Pennington County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

08/13/19

Crookston

Polk 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

08/19/19

Hugo

Washington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

08/19/19

Northfield

Dakota County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

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

Theif 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

Washington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day