Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the minimum system requirements to access this course?
The minimum system requirements to take this course are:
- A computer with Internet access and a current Internet browser
- A 56k modem or greater
- A mouse or pointing device
- Cookies enabled in browser
- A sound card
- Speakers or headphones
- A printer to print your certificate of completion
Q: Which browsers can I use to take the course?
This online course is best viewed with an updated browser. The minimum browser requirements are:
Log In, Log Out, Completing the Course
Q: I need to change my username and/or my password. Where do I do this?
If you need to update your profile information or change your password, click on the View Profile link under your username in the navigation bar at the top of any web page in the course. Re-submit your revised information using the form provided.
Q: Do I have to complete the course all at once?
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.
Q: I am afraid to log out of the course, but I don’t have all day to take it. Will I lose everything if I log out?
No, when you log out, your progress is recorded so that when you log in again, you can pick up where you left off. When logging back in, you will be taken to the Course Contents page where you can see the progress you have made. You can click on a link to continue.
Q: How many times may I log out and in?
You may log in and out as many times as you wish. Your progress is monitored and saved, and when you log back in, you will be taken to the Course Contents page where you can see the progress you have made. You can click on a link for the last page viewed to go back to that part of the course.
Q: I was moving along in the course but got distracted. When I came back to the page I was reading and clicked on the Next button, a notice at the top of the page said “Your session has expired due to inactivity.” Do I have to start over?
If you have not been active within the course for more than 15 minutes, you will automatically be logged out of your session. A notice stating, “Your session has expired due to inactivity” will appear at the top of the course on a yellow background. Log back in and you can continue interacting with the course. Your progress will have been recorded and you should be able to continue where you left off in the course.
Q: I failed the unit quiz. Have I failed the course?
No, you can take the unit quizzes over, but the timer will be reset and you will be required to restudy the entire unit before taking the unit quiz again.
Q: I failed the Home Study Qualifier Exam the first time I took it. Have I failed the course?
No, you can take another Home Study Qualifier Exam and there is no penalty.
Q: What happens if I get disconnected from the Internet while taking the course?
If you are disconnected from the Internet, simply log back in and pick up where you left off. Your progress in the course will be saved.
Q: Why aren’t the animations or videos displaying?
If you are unable to view the animations or videos, make sure that Adobe Flash Player is installed on your system. You can download the player at Adobe’s site.
Billing and Payment
Q: How much does the online hunter exam cost? How much does the Hunter Education Certificate cost?
The online course fee is $24.50. There is no charge for the Hunter Education Certificate.
Q: Is it safe to enter my credit card information online?
Yes! You can enter your credit card online with confidence on our secure server.
The charge for the New York Hunter's Ed Course will appear on your credit card statement “Safety Courses 18008302268”.
Voucher and Certificate Questions
Q: When will I receive a Home Study Voucher?
Once you complete all unit quizzes and paid the course fee, you have passed the online course. You will be able to immediately print out a Home Study Voucher. You can print the Home Study Voucher right then, and/or request that a PDF of the voucher be emailed to you.
Q: How do I get the hunter education card issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation?
Your New York hunter education card will be mailed to you after you complete the in-person component of the hunter certification process.
Q: I have a question that isn't covered here. How can I contact Hunter Ed?
You may call Hunter Ed at 1-800-830-2268 to speak with a customer service representative, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to midnight CST and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.
How It Works
This course is approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to satisfy the classroom portion of the education requirements for hunter education certification.
The First Step
The first step is to register for the course.
During registration, you'll provide some simple information about yourself, such as name, birth date, address, e-mail address, and additional information required by the state agency.
Flexibility and Freedom—Your Online "Attendance"
In order to pass the online course, you must complete the unit quizzes and final exam. However, you may come and go whenever you please and take as long as you like to complete the course.
Course Content Page
You can review your progress in the course at any time by clicking on Contents on the navigation bar. On the Contents page you will see an outline of the course and be able to track your progress.
Online Sessions Can Expire
If once you have logged in, and there is no activity or interaction with the course for more than fifteen minutes, you will be automatically logged out in order to protect your privacy. A notice stating, “Your session has expired due to inactivity” will appear at the top of the web page. Simply log back in to access the course again.
Logging In and Out
Once you have registered for the course, you will have a username and password. If you exit the course or log out, you log in again with your username and password to continue.
Changing Your Personal Information and/or Password
If you need to change your password or personal information, click on your Username link on the navigation bar at the top of any web page then click on the View Profile option from the drop-down menu. Re-submit your revised information using the form provided.
If you forget your password, you can reset it from the Forgot Your Password? page. You will need to enter your username and the email from your profile, and an email containing the link to reset your password will be sent.
There is also a link to the Forgot Your Password? page on the Log In page for your convenience.
- There is a quiz at the end of each unit.
- You must score at least 80% on each quiz to pass.
- You must pass all of the unit quizzes to pass the online course.
Your Home Study Voucher
Once you have successfully completed the course by passing all unit quizzes and final exam, and paying the course fee, you will be given a link to your online course certificate, called a Home Study Voucher.
Passing this online course is Step 1 of the hunter education certification process. After passing this course, you can view and print the Home Study Voucher from your computer, or have a PDF of it sent to your email address.
Your Hunter Education Certificate will be issued to you by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation after you have successfully completed a Home Study, which is Step 2 of the hunter education certification process.
After This Course — The In-Person Component of the Hunter Certification Process
After passing the online course, students must attend a Hunter Education Home Study provided by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
You must provide the instructor with your Home Study Voucher in order to participate.
To register for a Home Study, visit http://www.register-ed.com/programs/124.
One you have successfully completed the Home Study, you'll receive your Hunter Education Certificate issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.