Alabama Hunting Laws and Regulations

Passing this Hunting safety course will complete your online safety education for Alabama.

Do you need Alabama Hunting education?


You need education if you were born on or after Aug. 1, 1977, and you will be purchasing a hunting license in Alabama.

You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.

You must be a resident of Alabama to take the online course.


Hunting education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

Why Hunting Safety Education Is Important

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.


All U.S. states, provinces, and countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Hunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Alabama will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Alabama Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions