Who Must Complete a Hunter Education Course?
Iowa residents and non-residents born after January 1, 1972, must be certified in hunter education before they can purchase an Iowa hunting license.
Persons 11 years of age and older may complete an approved hunter education course and receive a certificate of course completion. For anyone who is 11 years of age, the certificate becomes valid on the student’s 12th birthday.
Persons under 15 years of age may hunt without having a hunter education certificate only if they are accompanied by a licensed hunter at least 18 years of age while hunting.