Firearms Safety

Are you interested in taking firearm's safety? If so, there will be two sessions starting in March. Both sessions are put on by Minnesota Certified Firearms Safety instructors and offered in the Dilworth and Glyndon sites. Parents will need to attend the first night of class.

What happens in the classes?

  • The firearms safety class consists of a minimum of 12 hours of classroom and field experience in the safe handling of firearms and hunter responsibility.
  • The field experience allows students to learn and demonstrate commonly accepted principles of safety in hunting and the handling of firearms. It includes live fire on a rifle range.


  • Youth ages 11 and older can attend a firearms safety certification course and receive their certificate. The Firearms Safety Certificate becomes valid at age 12.
  • DNR Firearms Certification is required of anyone born after December 31, 1979 to purchase a hunting license in Minnesota.
  • Parent needs to be in attendance on first night of class.
  • To learn more on certification requirements, go to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website (

If you have questions, contact Community Education at 218-477-6805.

Instructors: Jeff Abele, Glyndon (218-329-1806) or Scott Bridwell, Dilworth (701-367-0437).

  • Informational Flyer
  • Registration Form