South Carolina’s Hunter Safety Education Program
Formal hunter education efforts began in the late 1940s and later expanded nationwide until it is now required almost everywhere, including South Carolina. Since the implementation of education, there has been a tremendous decline in hunting-related incidents across the country.
By completing and passing this South Carolina-approved online hunting license course, you will have satisfied the classroom educational requirement for South Carolina.
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Who Needs the Certificate?
All residents and non-residents born after June 30, 1979, must complete a hunter education course before a hunting license can be obtained.
Good in Other States
All states and provinces that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept South Carolina Hunter Education certifications. Likewise, South Carolina will accept hunter education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
Why Hunter Education?
Since states have begun requiring hunter education, over the last 30 years hunting incidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy.
Minimum Age There are no minimum age requirements to take the South Carolina Hunter’s Ed Course online.
For More Information
For additional information on hunter education in South Carolina, contact:
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
1000 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201