Official Maine Hunter Safety Course Online
Take this Maine–approved course to complete the online portion of your hunter safety education.
unlimited exam attempts
Get Hunting certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass the free course.
Finish any other requirements.
Get ready to go hunting!
Do you need Maine Hunting education?
You need education to purchase an adult hunting license unless you can show proof of having previously held an adult license to hunt with firearms in any year beginning with 1976.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Requirements
You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.
You must be a resident of Maine to take the online course.
After this Course
After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Skills and Exam Day to complete your Hunting safety certification.
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.
Comprehensive Instruction in Maine Hunting Safety Education
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Hunting safety education established by Maine. Hunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Hunting laws and regulations.
As a course provider approved by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, the Maine Hunter Ed Course covers everything a new hunter may need to know in order to be safe in Maine while hunting.Get Started →
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.
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.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
8 Federal St.
Augusta, ME 04330
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 Firearms Card?
1. Study and pass the online course.
Study and pass the free course. Throughout the Maine Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.
2. Sign up for and attend the Skills and Exam Day.
Immediately print out your Skills and Exam Day Voucher, which you will need to bring with you to the Skills and Exam Day along with a complete survival kit. You need to locate and sign up for the Skills and Exam Day. To sign up, go to http://www.maine.gov/ifw/education/safety/firearm.htm.
Remember: Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Skills and Exam Day. If a Skills and Exam Day is not scheduled in your area, you may take the Firearms Hunter Safety Homestudy Course, using your voucher as proof of having completed the home study assignment.
3. Get your Hunter Education Firearms Card.
You’ll receive your permanent Hunter Education Firearms Card after successfully completing the Skills and Exam Day.
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Maine Hunting students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions