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Official New York Hunter Safety Course

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

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Do you need New York Hunting education?

You need education to buy a hunting license in New York if you are at least 12 years old, unless you show proof of having held a license previously.

Get hunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $19.95 online course.

  2. Print your Hunter Education Certificate.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Requirements

You must be at least 11 years old to take this online course.

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

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What to Expect From This Homework

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 New York Hunting Safety Education

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

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-4800

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

How do I get my New York Hunter Education Certificate?

1. Study and pass the online course.

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

2. Print your Hunter Education Certificate.

After successfully completing the online course, you’ll be able to immediately print out your Hunter Education Certificate.

3. Get ready to go hunting!

The Hunter Education Certificate you printed in step 2 serves as your permanent certificate and allows you to legally purchase a hunting license or permit where required.

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New York Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the New York Hunter Ed Course cost?

The New York Hunter Ed Course fee is $19.95.

Taking the Course

Do you need New York Hunting education?

You need education to buy a hunting license in New York if you are at least 12 years old, unless you show proof of having held a license previously.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

You must be at least 11 years old to take this online course.

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

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

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the New York Hunter Ed Course approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation?

The New York Hunter Ed Course is approved and accepted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Is my New York Hunter Education Certificate accepted elsewhere?

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

If you received your Hunter Education certification from another course provider, make sure to check if your certification will be accepted by New York.

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 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Final Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the 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.

About Your Certification

What is the permanent New York Hunter Education Certificate?

The Hunter Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. This certificate is your permanent certificate and allows you to legally purchase a hunting license or permit where required.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Hunter Education Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost or destroyed Hunter Education Certificate, log in to the course and print a new one.

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)