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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02/19/19

Houston

Houston County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/20/19

Osseo

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/21/19

Dawson

Lac Qui Parle County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/21/19

Alexandria

Douglas County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/23/19

Fulda

Murray County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/25/19

Pierz

Morrison County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/25/19

Buckman

Morrison County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/25/19

Prior Lake

Scott County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/25/19

Hermantown ***CLASS FULL***

St. Louis County

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

02/25/19

Benson

Swift County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/25/19

Waseca

Waseca County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/26/19

Le Center

Le Sueur County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/26/19

Kerkhoven

Swift County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/27/19

Champlin

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

02/28/19

Prior Lake

Scott County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/01/19

Jordan

Scott County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/02/19

Adams

Mower County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/02/19

Spring Valley

Fillmore County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/02/19

Wanamingo

Goodhue County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/02/19

Madison Lake

Blue Earth County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/03/19

Richmond

Stearns County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/04/19

Rush City

Chisago County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/04/19

Wolverton

Wilkin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/04/19

Annandale

Wright County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/04/19

Roseau

Roseau County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/04/19

Maple Lake

Wright County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/04/19

Minneota

Lyon County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/04/19

Green Isle

Sibley County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/05/19

Watertown

Carver County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/05/19

Rosemount* * * CLASS IS FULL * * *

Dakota County

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

03/05/19

Braham

Isanti County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/07/19

Long Prairie

Todd County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/07/19

Andover

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/07/19

Rosemount

Dakota County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/08/19

St. Paul

Ramsey County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/09/19

Glencoe

McLeod County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/10/19

Hitterdal

Clay County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/11/19

Stewartville

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/11/19

Spring Lake Park

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/12/19

Warren

Marshall County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/12/19

Delano

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/12/19

Waconia

Carver County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/12/19

Montgomery

Le Sueur County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/12/19

Lester Prairie

McLeod County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/12/19

Arglye

Marshall County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/12/19

Redwood Falls

Redwood County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/16/19

Rochester* * *FIELD DAY IS FULL* * *

Olmsted County

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

03/17/19

Corcoran

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/18/19

Clear Lake

Sherburne County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/19/19

Pequot Lakes

Crow Wing County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/19/19

Dilworth

Clay County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/19/19

Andover

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/19/19

Virginia

St. Louis County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/19/19

Slayton

Murray County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/19/19

Moorhead

Clay County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/19/19

Oslo

Marshall County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/19/19

Leroy

Mower County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/20/19

North St Paul

Ramsey County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/21/19

Marine on the St. Croix

Washington County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/21/19

Chisago City

Chisago County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/21/19

Glyndon

Clay County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/25/19

Barrett ***CLASS FULL***

Grant County

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

03/25/19

Rogers

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/25/19

Aurora

St. Louis County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/26/19

Lake Elmo

Washington County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/28/19

Baxter

Crow Wing County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

03/30/19

Hutchinson ***CLASS FULL***

McLeod County

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

03/30/19

Vergas

Otter Tail County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/01/19

Thief River Falls

Pennington County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/01/19

Audubon

Becker County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/01/19

Red Wing

Goodhue County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/01/19

Deer Creek

Otter Tail County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/02/19

Rice

Benton County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/02/19

Cold Spring

Stearns County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/02/19

Blaine

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/04/19

Grand Meadow

Mower County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/05/19

Dodge Center

Dodge County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/06/19

St. Michael

Wright County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

04/06/19

Thief River Falls

Pennington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

04/06/19

Perham

Otter Tail County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/09/19

Rockford

Wright County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/09/19

Pine City

Pine County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/11/19

Princeton

Mille Lacs County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/11/19

Shakopee

Scott County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/11/19

Robinsdale

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/11/19

Chaska

Carver County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/13/19

Hutchinson

Meeker County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

04/16/19

Bloomington

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/16/19

East Grand Forks

Polk County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/16/19

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/17/19

Edina

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/18/19

Pelican Rapids

Otter Tail County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/20/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

04/22/19

Motley

Morrison County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/23/19

Andover

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/25/19

South St Paul

Dakota County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/26/19

Tracy

Lyon County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

04/27/19

St. Rosa

Stearns County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

04/28/19

Marshall

Lyon County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

04/29/19

Richfield

Hennepin County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/02/19

Circle Pines

Anoka County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/04/19

Plummer

Red Lake County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/04/19

Montevideo

Chippewa County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

05/07/19

Crookston

Polk County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

05/13/19

Little Canada

Ramsey County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

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 Training Classroom Class

05/31/19

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

06/02/19

New Ulm

Brown County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

06/15/19

Rochester

Olmsted County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

06/23/19

Little Falls

Morrison County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

06/24/19

Hugo

Washington County

Firearms Safety Online Field Day

07/15/19

Lewiston

Winona County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class

07/20/19

Rochester

Olmsted 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

07/30/19

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

08/12/19

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

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

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