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.


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:

Events Calendar

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06/19/21Firearms Safety Field DayNew Ulm
06/19/21Firearms Safety Field DayAitkin
06/22/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLester Prairie
06/23/21Firearms Safety Field DayNorth St. Paul
06/25/21Firearms Safety Field DaySouth St. Paul
06/26/21Firearms Safety Field DayCedar Mills
07/05/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLake Elmo
07/06/21Firearms Safety Field DayGraceville
07/06/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassWadena
07/06/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassAppleton
07/08/21Firearms Safety Field DayGraceville
07/09/21Firearms Safety Field DaySouth St. Paul
07/10/21Firearms Safety Field DayNew Ulm
07/10/21Firearms Safety Field DayMelrose
07/12/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLewiston
07/12/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassWatertown
07/14/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMound
07/17/21Firearms Safety Field DayAitkin
07/19/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassSacred Heart
07/19/21Firearms Safety Field DayLittle Canada
07/19/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassLewiston
07/19/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassHInckley
07/24/21Firearms Safety Field DayCottage Grove
07/26/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassMarshall
07/26/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassStaples
07/26/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassGarden City
07/31/21Firearms Safety Field DayCrookston
07/31/21Firearms Safety Field DayBemidji
08/01/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ~ 3:00 PMEdina
08/01/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class ~ 6:00 pmEdina
08/02/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassFarmington
08/03/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassSouth St. Paul
08/03/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassCrookston
08/03/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassWarroad
08/07/21Firearms Safety Field DayNew Ulm
08/12/21Firearms Safety Training Classroom ClassRockford
08/14/21Firearms Safety Field DayPipestone
08/19/21Firearms Safety Field DayOrr
08/21/21Firearms Safety Field DayBemidji
09/11/21Firearms Safety Field DayTracy
09/18/21Firearms Safety Field DayBemidji
09/20/21Firearms Safety Field Day ~ FEMALE ONLYHugo
10/09/21Firearms Safety Field DayBemidji