Official Iowa Hunter Safety Course

Take this Iowa–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education.

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Do you need Iowa Hunting education?

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1972, needs education to buy a hunting license in Iowa.

Get Hunting certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $24.50 course.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Requirements

You must be at least 11 years old to take this online course.

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

After this Course

If you are under 18 years of age when you REGISTER for this course, you must pass this online course and attend the Field Day to complete your hunting safety certification.

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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 Iowa Hunting Safety Education

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

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State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Hunter Ed Course covers everything a new hunter may need to know in order to be safe in Iowa while hunting.

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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.

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.

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.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free

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214-351-0461

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Iowa Approved

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034

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 Hunter Education Certificate?

1. Study and pass the online course.

Study and pass the $24.50 course. Throughout the Iowa Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.

2. Complete your age-dependent certification requirements.

If you are 18 years or older, after successfully completing the online course, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion.

If you are under 18 years of age, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion, which you will need to bring with you to the Field Day. You need to locate and sign up for the Field Day. To sign up, go to https://register-ed.com/programs/iowa/152/.

Remember: Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Field Day.

3. Get your Hunter Education Certificate.

If you are 18 years or older, your permanent Hunter Education Certificate will be mailed to by Hunter Ed.

If you are under 18 years of age, you'll receive your permanent Hunter Education Certificate after successfully completing the Field Day.

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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Iowa Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions