Alaska’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 Alaska. Since the implementation of education, there has been a tremendous decline in hunting-related incidents across the country.

By completing and passing this Alaska-approved online hunting license course, you will have satisfied the classroom educational requirement for Alaska.

Get Safe. Get Certified. It’s the Law!

Who Needs the Certificate?

Anyone born after January 1, 1986, must complete an approved hunter education course before hunting in certain areas in Alaska.


An education course is not required for persons under 16 years old who are under the direct supervision of a licensed hunter.

Good in Other States

All states and provinces that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept Alaska Hunter Education certifications. Likewise, Alaska 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.

Age Restrictions

Minimum Age There are no minimum age requirements to take the Alaska Hunter’s Ed Course online.

For More Information

For additional information on hunter education in Alaska, contact:

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