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Official Missouri Hunter Safety Course

Take this Missouri–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education. Hunter-ed.com is a delegated provider for the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Missouri hunter safety education card

Do you need Missouri Hunting education?

You need education if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, and plan to hunt alone with a firearm.

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!

Missouri Department of Conservation Requirements

You must be at least 10 years old to take the online course. Students who are 10 may complete this course, but must be 11 years old to take the Hunter Education Skills Session.

You must be a resident of Missouri to take the online course.

After This Course

If you are 11 to 15 years of age when you REGISTER for this course, you must pass this online course and attend the Hunter Education Skills Session 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 Missouri Hunting Safety Education

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

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Missouri Department of Conservation
Conservation Headquarters
2901 W. Truman Blvd Jefferson City, MO 65109

Made in the U.S.A.

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

How do I get my Missouri Conservation Permit Card?

1. Study and pass the Missouri Department of Conservation–Approved online course.

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

2. Complete your age-dependent certification requirements.

If you are 16 years or older, after successfully completing the online course, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion.

If you are under 16 years of age, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion, which you will need to bring with you to the Hunter Education Skills Session. You need to locate and sign up for the Hunter Education Skills Session. To sign up, go to https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/AllEvents?EventTypeId=1.

Remember: Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Hunter Education Skills Session.

3. Get your Missouri Conservation Permit Card.

If you are 16 years or older, your permanent Conservation Permit Card will be mailed to you by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

If you are under 16 years of age, you'll receive your permanent Conservation Permit Card after successfully completing the Hunter Education Skills Session.

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Missouri Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Missouri Hunter Ed Course cost?

The Missouri Hunter Ed Course fee is $19.95.

Taking the Course

Do you need Missouri Hunting education?

You need education if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, and plan to hunt alone with a firearm.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

You must be at least 10 years old to take the online course. Students who are 10 may complete this course, but must be 11 years old to take the Hunter Education Skills Session.

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

You must be a resident of Missouri to take the online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Missouri Hunter Ed Course approved by the Missouri Department of Conservation?

The Missouri Hunter Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Is my Missouri Conservation Permit Card accepted elsewhere?

All U.S. states, provinces, and other countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Missouri Conservation Permit Card. Likewise, Missouri 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 60% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

If you are 16 years of age or older, the Final Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the Final Exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the Final 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.

If you are under 16, you must complete this online course for admission to the Hunter Education Skills Session. You are required to attend the Hunter Education Skills Session to complete your Hunting safety certification.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Missouri Hunter Ed Course course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print your proof of online completion and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you.

If you are under 16 years of age, you will need to bring this document with you to your Hunter Education Skills Session.

What is the permanent Missouri Conservation Permit Card?

The Conservation Permit Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the hunter education requirements and allows you to legally purchase a hunting license in Missouri.

If you are 16 years or older, the Conservation Permit Card will be mailed to you by Missouri Department of Conservation.

If you are under 16 years of age, you will receive the Conservation Permit Card from the Missouri Department of Conservation after you successfully complete the Hunter Education Skills Session.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Conservation Permit Card if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Conservation Permit Card, go to https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/conservation-permit-card.

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)