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.

10/25/18

Onamia ***CLASS FULL*** NO CALLS PLEASE!!!

Mille Lacs County

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

10/27/18

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

Olmsted County

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

10/28/18

Morristown ***CLASS FULL*** NO calls please

Rice County

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

10/28/18

Pipestone ***CLASS FULL***

Pipestone County

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

11/05/18

North St. Paul ***CLASS FULL*** NO CALLS PLEASE!!!

Ramsey County

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

03/25/19

Barrett

Grant County

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class