Official Hunter Safety Education Course
Take this Maryland state-approved online course and complete your classroom requirement in a few hours.
State Law To purchase a hunting license or to hunt in Maryland, state law requires presentation of a Certificate of Competency in Firearms and Hunter Safety (required for junior licensees), or certification that you held a hunting license issued prior to July 1, 1977.
Get your Maryland Hunter Education Certificate in 3 steps.
Study and Pass the Online Course
After passing the Maryland Hunter Safety Course, you’ll pay the $15.00 course fee and immediately print out your Field Day Qualifier Voucher, which you will need for the Field Day.
Age Requirement You must be at least 16 years old to take the online course.
Sign Up and Attend the Required Field Day
To complete the hunter education requirements for Maryland, you must attend the Field Day portion of the Hunter Ed Safety Course. Learn more about the Field Day.
Receive Your Maryland Hunter Education Certificate
After successfully completing the Field Day, your permanent Maryland Hunter Education Certificate will be issued to you by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.Ready? Start the Course Today →
Studying and Completing the Online Course
Study the Course Content
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for hunter training established by the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA).
Read each unit. The units are organized to form building blocks of information. Each unit will help you understand the information in the next units.
This official training program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a safe and responsible hunter in Maryland.
Pass the 9 Unit Quizzes
As you progress through the course, you’ll be given the opportunity to demonstrate how well you’re understanding the hunter safety topics by taking a quiz at the end of each unit.
You’ll need to score 80% or greater on the unit quiz before moving on to the next unit.
If you don’t pass a unit quiz, that’s no problem. You’ll just go back and take the quiz as many times as you need to pass it.
Pass the Final Exam
After completing all units, you’ll have the choice to proceed directly to the online Field Day Qualifier Exam, or you may first take a practice exam.
Both the practice exam and the Field Day Qualifier Exam cover all the course material and will assess your knowledge of hunting safely in Maryland.
You must score 80% or greater on the final exam to pass. If you fail the final exam, don’t worry; you have unlimited attempts to pass.
After Passing the Online Course…
After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Field Day to complete your hunter education certification.
A Comprehensive Course in Maryland Hunter Safety Education
Developed Specifically for Maryland Hunters
Featuring the Best Hunting Safety Videos Available
Produced by hunter education experts and found only at hunter-ed.com, these hunter safety videos are fun to watch, and they’ll make you a better, safer hunter.
Check out the 1-minute preview and see for yourself.
Interactive Learning Exercises and Games
Your hunter safety education is reinforced by getting hands-on. Watch, click, drag, drop, shoot, and more as you progress through the hunter safety course.
Do you know when to "Shoot or Don’t Shoot"? Play Hunter Ed’s Interactive Learning Game and find out!
Comprehensive Hunter Education Content
This course includes easy-to-understand hunting safety instructions and hundreds of detailed illustrations to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a safe and responsible hunter.
Hunter Ed is the only hunting safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government hunting and wildlife agencies.
Reviewed and Approved by:
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we’ll keep track of your progress.
This hunter safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. It’s easy to study the course material from any place at any time.
Made in the USA
This hunting education safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, USA, and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the USA.