100% California State–Approved Hunting Certificate Online Course

Approved by California Department of Fish and Wildlife and meets the standards of the International Hunter Education Association

Approved by the State of California and IHEA

California State–Approved

The Hunter Ed California Course is approved by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the state agency responsible for the administration of the California Hunter Education Certificate.

To be approved by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, a course must teach hunters to become:

  • Safe (by following all firearm and hunting safety rules)
  • Responsible (about hunting, wildlife, conservation, and hunting laws)
  • Knowledgeable (by knowing and demonstrating acceptable behavior and attitudes while hunting)
  • Involved (in joining and participating in hunting and conservation organizations)

For additional information on hunter education in California, contact:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
1416 9th Street, Suite 1342-6A
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-653-1235
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/

Meets IHEA-USA Standards

This California hunter-ed.com online hunting education course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA) and meets the requirements of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife hunter safety mandate.

About the Standards

In 1999, IHEA-USA adopted a set of performance guidelines for basic hunter education courses. These standards have been used internationally by hunter education administrators to evaluate minimum core content in hunter education courses. Industry partners including California Department of Fish and Wildlife and hunter-ed.com have used the revised standards to develop new student manuals and alternative delivery methods for hunter education (IHEA-USA Standards website).

Our Commitment to Hunter Education

Hunter Ed is committed to making sure California hunter education students learn the skills and information needed to have a safe, successful, and fun hunt. We strive to ensure this California online hunter safety course helps you become a more knowledgeable and ethical hunter. Educated hunters play an important role in making California a leader in conservation and wildlife management.

We accomplish that goal by working with California Department of Fish and Wildlife and IHEA-USA to produce a course that's accurate, interesting, and easy to understand.

As a new hunter, you can be proud of your contributions to wildlife conservation and your role as a steward of our natural resources.