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Official Maryland Hunter Safety Course

Take this Maryland–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education. is a delegated provider for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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Do you need Maryland Hunting education?

You need education if you are a first-time hunter or if you do not have proof that you held a hunting license issued before July 1, 1977.

Get hunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $19.95 online course.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Requirements

You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.

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

After This Course

After passing the online course, you are required to 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 Maryland Hunting Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Hunting safety education established by Maryland. 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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Maryland Approved

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Avenue Annapolis, MD 21401

Made in the U.S.A.

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

How do I get my Maryland Hunter Education Certificate?

1. Study and pass the Maryland Department of Natural Resources–Approved online course.

Study and pass the $19.95 course. Throughout the Maryland Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.

2. Sign up for and attend the Field Day.

Immediately print out your Field Day Qualifier Voucher, which you will need to bring with you to the Field Day. The Field Day Qualifier Voucher is good for 18 months. You need to locate and sign up for the Field Day. To sign up, go to (Visit the Maryland Field Day page to see if you are exempted from attending the Field Day.)

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

3. Get your Maryland Hunter Education Certificate.

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

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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)