Official Hunter Safety Education Course

Take this New York state-approved online course and complete your classroom requirement in a few hours.

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New York Hunter Education Certificate

Who Needs Hunter Education?

State Law Persons at least 12 years old who buy a hunting license in New York unless they show proof they held a license previously

Get your New York Hunter Education Certificate in 3 steps.

  1. Sign Up for the Required Home Study

    Before taking this online course, you must register for the required New York Hunter Education Home Study Course. Learn more about the Home Study.

  2. Study and Pass the Online Course

    After passing the online New York Hunter Safety Course, you’ll pay the $24.50 course fee and immediately print out your Home Study Voucher, which you will need for admittance to the Home Study course.

    Age Requirement You must be at least 11 years old to take the online course.

  3. Attend and Pass the Required Home Study

    Take your Home Study Voucher to the New York Hunter Education Home Study Course as proof that you completed the online course. After successfully completing the required Home Study course, your permanent Hunter Education Certificate will be issued to you by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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Studying and Completing the Online Course

Study the Course Content

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for hunter training established by the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA).

Read each unit. The units are organized to form building blocks of information. Each unit will help you understand the information in the next units.

This official training program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a safe and responsible hunter in New York.

Pass the 9 Unit Quizzes

As you progress through the course, you’ll be given the opportunity to demonstrate how well you’re understanding the hunter safety topics by taking a quiz at the end of each unit.

You’ll need to score 80% or greater on the unit quiz before moving on to the next unit.

If you don’t pass a unit quiz, that’s no problem. You’ll just go back and take the quiz as many times as you need to pass it.

Pass the Final Exam

After completing all units, you’ll have the choice to proceed directly to the online Home Study Qualifier Exam, or you may first take a practice exam.

Both the practice exam and the Home Study Qualifier Exam cover all the course material and will assess your knowledge of hunting safely in New York.

You must score 80% or greater on the final exam to pass. If you fail the final exam, don’t worry; you have unlimited attempts to pass.

After Passing the Online Course…

After passing the online course, you are required to attend the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Home Study Course to complete your hunter education certification.

A Comprehensive Course in New York Hunter Safety Education

Developed Specifically for New York Hunters

Featuring the Best Hunting Safety Videos Available

Produced by hunter education experts and found only at hunter-ed.com, these hunter safety videos are fun to watch, and they’ll make you a better, safer hunter.

Check out the 1-minute preview and see for yourself.

Interactive Learning Exercises and Games

Your hunter safety education is reinforced by getting hands-on. Watch, click, drag, drop, shoot, and more as you progress through the hunter safety course.

Do you know when to "Shoot or Don’t Shoot"? Play Hunter Ed’s Interactive Learning Game and find out!

Comprehensive Hunter Education Content

This course includes easy-to-understand hunting safety instructions and hundreds of detailed illustrations to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a safe and responsible hunter.

Hunter Ed is the only hunting safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government hunting and wildlife agencies.

New York Approved

Reviewed and Approved by:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-0001
518-402-8013
http://www.dec.ny.gov/

Self-Paced

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we’ll keep track of your progress.

Mobile Ready

This hunter safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. It’s easy to study the course material from any place at any time.

Made in the USA

This hunting education safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, USA, and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the USA.

How do I get my state hunting license?

Depending on your age, you may be required to have a hunter education certificate in order to purchase the New York Hunting License. For more information, see the New York Hunter Laws and Regulations page.

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