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Official Iowa Hunter Ed Course on Trapping Responsibly and Safely

Iowa’s official online course for those interested in learning more about trapper education or who plan to hunt or trap in a state that requires fur harvester education

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Requirements

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

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

Do you need Iowa education?

Iowa currently does not require hunters or trappers to complete a fur harvester education course to hunt or trap in Iowa. However, you do need resident or nonresident licenses and stamps to hunt or trap in Iowa. All licenses, fees, and stamps must be carried on your person while hunting or trapping.

This course is for hunters interested in learning more about trapper education or who plan to hunt or trap in a state that requires fur harvester education. Please contact the state you are wishing to hunt or trap in for the most up-to-date requirements.

Approved by Iowa Department of Natural Resources

All Iowa Today's Trapper Course content has been developed in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.


Iowa Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Iowa Today's Trapper Course cost?

The Iowa Today's Trapper Course fee is $34.50.

Taking the Course

Do you need Iowa education?

Iowa currently does not require hunters or trappers to complete a fur harvester education course to hunt or trap in Iowa. However, you do need resident or nonresident licenses and stamps to hunt or trap in Iowa. All licenses, fees, and stamps must be carried on your person while hunting or trapping.

This course is for hunters interested in learning more about trapper education or who plan to hunt or trap in a state that requires fur harvester education. Please contact the state you are wishing to hunt or trap in for the most up-to-date requirements.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the Iowa Today's Trapper Course?

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

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Iowa Today's Trapper Course approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources?

The Iowa Today's Trapper Course is approved and accepted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Is my Iowa Trapper Education Certification Card accepted elsewhere?

Some U.S. states, provinces, and other countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Trapper Education Certification Card. (This is known as “reciprocity.”) Students are advised to check with their state or the state where they will be trapping to ensure acceptance and that all trapper education requirements are met.

Quizzes and/or Exams

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?

If you fail a unit quiz, you must restudy the unit and take the quiz again until you pass. You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Online Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Iowa Today's Trapper Course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Trapper Course Completion Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Trapper Course Completion Certificate right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 365 days after course completion.

What is the permanent Iowa Trapper Education Certification Card?

The Trapper Education Certification Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Trapper Education Certification Card will be mailed to you after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Trapper Education Certification Card if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Trapper Education Certification Card, go to https://ilostmycard.com/.

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