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Official California Hunting Safety Course Link to California Department of Fish and Game

Hello, hunter! California's online hunting course has moved. Click here to go to the latest version of the Today's Hunter in California course—the official hunting safety course of the California Department of Fish and Game .

The following course material is for reference only. Please go to the new course to complete your California certification.

California Hunter Safety Course and Exam

  • Official course of the California Department of Fish and Game
  • Convenient, self-paced home study—for free!
  • Take the $15 exam. Passing it is proof of home study, and lets you skip the classroom portion of your hunting safety training.

California Hunting License Regulations

The State of California requires all new hunters, regardless of age, to successfully complete a hunter education course before they can purchase a hunting license.

Students have two study options: the normal classroom course (which consumes 10 to 15 hours) or a home study option. Upon passing the online Pre-Certification Exam, you can sign up for a four-hour class during which you will review significant course material, take a written examination, and upon passing the examination, receive a voucher of completing home study.

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About the Course Content
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Official hunting safety course for California hunters last modified: August 25, 2011
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