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Official Alaska Hunter Safety Course

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Take this Alaska–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education. is a delegated provider for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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Do you need Alaska Hunting education?

You need education if you were born after Jan. 1, 1986, and if you will be hunting in certain areas in Alaska.

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International Hunter Education Association USA logo

How to Get your Hunter Education Certificate in 4 Easy Steps

Step 1

est. 2–3 mins

Sign Up

Sign up for a Hunter Ed account, pay for the official course, and get started. It only takes a few minutes.

Step 2

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est. 3–4 hrs

Study & Pass the Online Course

Take the course on desktop, tablet or mobile. We automatically save your progress so you can learn at your own pace.

Step 3

Hunt Step 3

est. 30-60 mins

Complete Additional State Requirements

Before obtaining your certification and hitting the field, you'll need to complete your states in-person requirements.

Step 4

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est. 0 mins

Go Hunting!

That's it. You're ready to buy your tag and hit the field.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Requirements

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of Alaska to take this online course.

After This Course

After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Field Day to complete your hunting safety certification.

What to Expect From Hunter Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe hunting practices.

Watch this 73-second sample to see how we put you in the hunter’s camo.

Comprehensive Instruction in Alaska Hunting Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Hunting safety education established by Alaska. Hunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Hunting laws and regulations.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Hunter Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

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Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

Alaska Approved

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
P.O. Box 115526
1255 W. 8th Street Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Made in the U.S.A.

This Alaska hunter safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations in the state of Alaska and worldwide.

How do I get my Alaska Hunter Education Certificate?

1. Study and pass the Alaska Department of Fish and Game–Approved online course.

Study and pass the $19.95 course. Throughout the Alaska Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.

2. Sign up for and attend the Field Day.

Immediately print out your Field Day Qualifier Certificate, which you will need to bring with you to the Field Day. The Field Day Qualifier Certificate is good for 365 days. You need to locate and sign up for the Field Day. To sign up, go to

Remember: Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Field Day.

3. Get your Alaska Hunter Education Certificate.

You’ll receive your permanent Hunter Education Certificate after successfully completing the Field Day. The Hunter Education Certificate will be mailed to you.

Get Started
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In Alaska, deer seasons vary depending on the region or area you intend to hunt in, and rules are subject to annual revision, so remember to check the Alaska Department of Fish And Game (ADFG) for the most reliable information.

Deer hunting in Alaska primarily revolves around the Sitka Black-Tailed Deer, a species native to the region. Sitka black-tailed deer hunting in Alaska usually occurs from late summer through the fall. The prime hunting time is typically during the Rut (the mating season for deer). Bucks are more active and less cautious during the Rut, which can make for a more successful hunting season. The Rut for Sitka black-tailed deer usually occurs in late October and early November.

There is no mandatory hunter education requirement in Alaska. However, those born after January 1, 1986, who want to hunt on federal land in Alaska must possess a valid hunter education certificate, find more details here. This requirement applies to all hunters, residents, or otherwise. The ADFG or any other state/province may issue the hunter education certificate.

Even if you are exempt from the hunter education requirement, taking the course is still highly recommended. These courses provide valuable knowledge about firearm safety, hunting ethics, and wildlife conservation, which ensures a safer and more responsible hunting experience for everyone involved. To stay updated on Alaska's latest hunting regulations and requirements, visit the ADFG website.

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Alaska Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Alaska Hunter Ed Course cost?

The Alaska Hunter Ed Course fee is $19.95.

Taking the Course

Do you need Alaska Hunting education?

You need education if you were born after Jan. 1, 1986, and if you will be hunting in certain areas in Alaska.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the Alaska Hunter Ed Course?

You do not have to be a resident of Alaska to take this online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Alaska Hunter Ed Course approved by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game?

The Alaska Hunter Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Is my Alaska Hunter Education Certificate accepted elsewhere?

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

Quizzes and/or Exams

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?

If you fail a unit quiz, you can take it again until you pass. You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Field Day Qualifier Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Alaska Hunter Ed Course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Field Day Qualifier Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Field Day Qualifier Certificate right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 365 days after course completion.

What is the permanent Alaska Hunter Education Certificate?

The Hunter Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Hunter Education Certificate will arrive within 7-10 days after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Hunter Education Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Hunter Education Certificate, go to

We’re people, not robots.

Your Hunter Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm CST
Sat-Sun 8am to 5pm CST
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)

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