If you are interested in becoming a Minnesota certified volunteer firearms safety instructor, you'll want make plans to be in Grand Rapids on Monday.

The Minnesota DNR is always looking for instructors and a training course for new volunteers, and active and former instructors who need to be re-certified, is being held on Monday, April 4.

According to the DNR, the training course will be held from 6 p.m. to10 p.m. at the Itasca Gun Club located at the intersection of County Road 325 and County Road 61. During the instructor training, applicants will learn about policy and procedures, teaching concepts, use of training aids, how to conduct a field day and youth classroom training techniques.

There is no fee for the course. Participants must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling Shelly Patten at 218-553-1676, or emailing shelly.patten@state.mn.us.

New and re-certifying instructors are required to review the online firearms safety hunter education course study guide, which you can find with the top link below.

Also, all applications must complete the the four forms found through the bottom link below.  Remember to bring those forms with you to the class.