Official California Hunter Safety Course Online
Take this California–approved course to complete your online Hunting safety education.
pay only when you pass
Get Hunting certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass the $24.50 course.
Finish any other requirements.
Get ready to go hunting!
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.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Requirements
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.
After this Course
After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Follow-Up Class 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.
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.
As a course provider approved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Hunter Course covers everything a new hunter may need to know in order to be safe in California while hunting.Sign Up For Free →
Learn Your Way on Any Device
Hunter Ed offers the only online Hunting education 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.
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.
We’re people, not robots.
Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Hunter Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.
8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday
Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Diana, Heidi, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, Marc, Nichole, and Thomas.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
1416 9th Street, Suite 1342-6A
Sacramento, CA 95814
Made in the U.S.A.
This safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the U.S.A.
How do I get my state Hunting license?
Hunting education is currently required in many states. An approved Hunting safety course is required to comply with the laws and regulations in those jurisdictions. Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Hunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt. For more information, see the California Hunting Laws and Regulations page.
Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.Sign Up For Free →
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions California Hunting students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions