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Official California Hunter Safety Course

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

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Do you need California Hunting education?

You need education if you are a first-time hunter who will be buying a hunting license in California or you do not have a hunting license from another state or province issued within the last two years.

Get hunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $24.95 online course.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Requirements

Go ID Number
You’ll need your California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) GO ID to complete the course. Visit CDFW’s Online License website to locate your existing GO ID or create a new one. Contact CDFW at 916-928-2537 or [email protected] for assistance.

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

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


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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 California Hunting Safety Education

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

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.

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California Approved

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife
1416 9th Street, Suite 1342-6A Sacramento, CA 95814

Made in the U.S.A.

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

How do I get my California Hunter Education Certificate?

1. Study and pass the California Department of Fish and Wildlife–Approved online course.

Study and pass the $24.95 course. Throughout the California Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.

2. Print your Hunter Education Certificate.

After successfully completing the online course, you’ll be able to immediately print out your Hunter Education Certificate.

3. Get ready to go hunting!

The Hunter Education Certificate you printed in step 2 serves as your permanent certificate and allows you to legally purchase a hunting license or permit where required.

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You can take advantage of this offer during checkout.

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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:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)