Online Course and Virtual Field Day for Adults is an online course with a Virtual Field Day. It is the firearms certification course for individuals 16 years of age and older who are required to have Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Certification in order to purchase a hunting license in Minnesota or other states. Educating Hunters Online Hunter sighting in

Individuals 16 and older may complete the Minnesota Online Firearms Safety and Virtual Field Day Course to receive their MN Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Certificate.

Steps to Receive your Firearms Safety Certification:

  • Step 1:  Log onto and create an account.
  • Step 2: Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive completion notification and instructions to log onto and complete the MN DNR ELS instructions to self-certification, pay the Minnesota DNR course fee of $7.50 and print your certificate.

In addition to the online course and virtual field day, adult students who have little or no firearms experience are encouraged to attend an optional Field Day led by a DNR Certified Firearm Safety Instructor. They will take you through many hands-on hunting and firearms related activities like those shown on the Interactive Field Day Map.

To locate and sign up for an optional Field Day in your area, go to the Minnesota DNR website at You will not be admitted to the Field Day without a valid Field Day Voucher. Additional fee(s) may be collected.

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