Official Iowa Hunter Safety Course

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

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Get certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $24.50 course.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

Do you need Iowa education?

You need education if you were born after Jan. 1, 1972, and will buy a hunting license in Iowa.

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: After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Field Day to complete your 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.

Made by Hunters, for Hunters

Hunter Ed has a TrustPilot rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on over 1000 ratings and reviews.

Comprehensive Instruction in Iowa Safety Education

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

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State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Hunter 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 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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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 state license?

education is currently required in many states. An approved 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 Iowa Laws and Regulations page.

Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.

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

Frequently Asked Questions