Alaska Hunting Laws and Regulations

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

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.

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.


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


An education course is not required for persons under 16 years old and born after Jan. 1, 1986, who are under the direct supervision of a licensed hunter.

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, Alaska 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 Alaska Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions