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)
  • Until further notice, youths ages 14-17 may complete a virtual field day in lieu of an in-person field day.

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
07/12/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMaple PlainHennepin
07/12/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class PalisadeAitkin
07/13/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLewistonWinona
07/13/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class MinnetristaHennepin
07/14/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassGracevilleBig Stone
07/20/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMaple PlainHennepin
07/20/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLakevilleHennepin
07/20/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day Hugo ***FULL***Washington
07/20/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLewistonWinona
07/24/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassNew UlmBrown
07/25/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day East Grand ForksPolk
07/26/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day New UlmBrown
07/27/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassSt CharlesWinona
07/27/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class LakevilleHennepin
08/01/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayCrookstonPolk
08/02/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassPalisadeAitkin
08/03/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class MinnetristaHennepin
08/04/20Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class CrookstonPolk
08/24/20CAMP ~ Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMaple PlainHennepin
08/24/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day ***FEMALE ONLY *** HugoWashington
09/13/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day TracyLyon
09/28/20Firearms Safety Online Field Day HugoWashington
10/18/20Firearms Safety Online Field DayNew UlmBrown