State-Approved Hunter Safety Card

Most states require that hunters complete a certified hunter education course. The Hunter Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed your state’s official and approved hunting safety course.

Getting started is easy. Just select your state from the list below.

State Hunter Card

Who needs the Hunter Education Card?

It’s the Law!

For states that require hunter education, you are compelled by state law to complete an approved hunting safety education course to operate legally on state waters.

The State Hunting Programs encourage hunters to get their cards as soon as possible.

Is my state’s hunter card accepted by other states?

Yes. All states that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the your state’s Hunter Education Card. Likewise your state will accept hunting education cards that are issued by states that meet IHEA-USA standards.

Do I need a state driver’s license to get the hunter card?

No. You are not required to have a state driver’s license in order to obtain a Hunter Education Card.

Is the Hunting Card the same as a Hunting License?

A state’s Hunter Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed an approved hunting safety course. Since the hunter education card does not expire and does not need to be renewed, it is not called a Hunting License.

How do I get a card?

Get your card in 3 easy steps.

Choose Your State

Step One Choose your state and register for free. Hunter Ed works with IHEA-USA, more than 35 state agencies responsible for hunter education, and various industry partners to develop approved and recognized online hunter safety courses.

Take the Online Course

Step Two Complete the online course on your smartphone, tablet, or destop computer. It works on any device! And we’ve made the official state curriculum fun and easy. Learn at your own pace with engaging and interactive animations and videos. Learning hunting safety has never been so simple!

Get Out and Hunt!

Step Three In many states, after you pass the online course you’ll just print out your certificate and purchase your hunting license. For some states, you'll print out your temporary certificate and complete an in-person field day. Then the state will get your permanent certificate on its way to you, so you can legally purchase a hunting license.

Select Your State to Get Started