Online Gun Safety Class
For detailed information on firearm safety, firearms, and ammunition, we recommend the free online Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Certification course offered by Minnesota’s DNR at:
At the website, click on the green button with the following label:
Online only course, Ages 18 & older
You do not need to pay the $24.95 at the end of the course unless you would like to print the completion certificate. The certificate is only required for hunting game in Minnesota; not for handgun permits to carry.
If you plan to purchase a hunting permit in Minnesota and were born after December 31st, 1979, you will need to pay the fee to print the certificate.
This comprehensive course covers the following topics:
- Know your firearms
- Know your handguns
- Know your ammunition
- Firearms safety
- Cleaning, safe storage, and transportation of firearms
- Hunting safety
- Shooting skills
- Survival and first aid
- Ethical, responsible behavior with firearms
- Wildlife management and identification
The course will you require you to sign in with a name and email address. This allows you to save your progress and return to the course at a later time. Each of the 16 chapters of the course ends with a quiz. There is a final exam at the end of the course. If you are not printing the completion certificate, you are not required to take the final exam.