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.
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.
Hunting education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
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, California will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
1416 9th Street, Suite 1342-6A
Sacramento, CA 95814
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions California Hunting students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions