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Official Kentucky Hunter Safety Course

Take this Kentucky–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education. Hunter-ed.com is a delegated provider for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

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Do you need Kentucky Hunting education?

You need education if you are age 12 or older and were born on or after Jan. 1, 1975, and you will be hunting in Kentucky.

Get hunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $34.95 online course.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Requirements

You must be at least 9 years old to take this online course.

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

After This Course

After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Range 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 Kentucky Hunting Safety Education

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

Learn Your Way on Any Device

Hunter Ed offers online 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.

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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.

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Kentucky Approved

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Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
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Made in the U.S.A.

This Kentucky hunter safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations in the state of Kentucky and worldwide.

How do I get my Kentucky Hunter Education Completion Card?

1. Study and pass the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources–Approved online course.

Study and pass the $34.95 course. Throughout the Kentucky Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.

2. Sign up for and attend the Range Day.

Immediately print out your Online Course Completion Voucher, which you will need to bring with you to the Range Day. The Online Course Completion Voucher is good for 365 days. You need to locate and sign up for the Range Day. To sign up, go to https://register-ed.com/programs/kentucky/121-kentucky-hunter-education-range-day.

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

3. Get your Kentucky Hunter Education Completion Card.

You’ll receive your permanent Hunter Education Completion Card after successfully completing the Range Day. The Hunter Education Completion Card will be mailed to you.

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Kentucky Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Kentucky Hunter Ed Course cost?

The Kentucky Hunter Ed Course fee is $34.95.

Taking the Course

Do you need Kentucky Hunting education?

You need education if you are age 12 or older and were born on or after Jan. 1, 1975, and you will be hunting in Kentucky.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

You must be at least 9 years old to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the Kentucky Hunter Ed Course?

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

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Kentucky Hunter Ed Course approved by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources?

The Kentucky Hunter Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Is my Kentucky Hunter Education Completion Card accepted elsewhere?

All U.S. states, provinces, and other countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Kentucky Hunter Education Completion Card. Likewise, Kentucky will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Quizzes and/or Exams

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

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

Do I have to take an online exam?

You do not have to take an online exam, but you are required to attend the Range Day to complete your Hunting safety certification.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Kentucky Hunter Ed Course completion?

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

What is the permanent Kentucky Hunter Education Completion Card?

The Hunter Education Completion Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Hunter Education Completion Card will be mailed to you by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

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

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Hunter Education Completion Card, go to https://app.fw.ky.gov/HECardLookup/Default.aspx.

We’re people, not robots.

Your Hunter Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)