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New Jersey Hunting Laws and Regulations

Who is required to complete hunter education in New Jersey?


Hunting education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.


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

Meets IHEA-USA Standards

This New Jersey Hunter Ed online hunting education course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by IHEA-USA and meets the requirements of the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife hunter safety mandate.

About the Standards

In 1999 the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA) adopted a set of performance guidelines for basic hunter education courses. These standards have been used internationally by hunter education administrators to evaluate minimum core content in hunter education courses. Industry partners, including the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife and Hunter Ed, have used the revised standards to develop new student manuals and alternative delivery methods for hunter education.

Our Commitment to Hunter Education

Hunter Ed is committed to making sure New Jersey hunter education students learn the skills and information needed to have a safe, successful, and fun hunt. We strive to ensure this New Jersey online hunter safety course helps you become a more knowledgeable and ethical hunter. Educated hunters play an important role in making New Jersey a leader in conservation and wildlife management.

We accomplish that goal by working with New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife and IHEA-USA to produce a course that’s accurate, interesting, and easy to understand.

As a new hunter, you can be proud of your contributions to wildlife conservation and your role as a steward of our natural resources.

Get Certified Online!

The New Jersey Hunter's Ed Course is no longer open to new registrants. You can take the New Jersey-approved course at

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