Official North Carolina Hunter Safety Course

Take this North Carolina–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education.

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Do you need North Carolina Hunting education?

You need education if you are a first-time hunter buying a hunting license in North Carolina or if you are under 16 years old and plan to hunt without an adult.

Get hunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $28.95 online course.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Requirements

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of North Carolina to take this online course.

After This Course

After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Hunter Education Field Day to complete your hunting safety certification.


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What to Expect From Hunter Ed

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 North Carolina Hunting Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Hunting safety education established by North Carolina. 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.

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.

We’re people, not robots.

Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Hunter Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Katy, Heidi, Josh, Misty, Liz, Allen, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free



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North Carolina Approved

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North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
1752 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

Made in the U.S.A.

This North Carolina hunter safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations in the state of North Carolina and worldwide.

How do I get my North Carolina Hunter Education Certificate?

1. Study and pass the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission-Approved online course.

Study and pass the $28.95 course. Throughout the North Carolina Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.

2. Sign up for and attend the Hunter Education Field Day.

Immediately print out your Field Day Qualifier Exam Certificate, which you will need to bring with you to the Hunter Education Field Day. The Field Day Qualifier Exam Certificate is good for . You need to locate and sign up for the Hunter Education Field Day. To sign up, go to

Remember: Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Hunter Education Field Day.

3. Get your North Carolina Hunter Education Certificate.

You’ll receive your permanent Hunter Education Certificate after successfully completing the Hunter Education Field Day. The Hunter Education Certificate will be mailed to you.

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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions North Carolina Hunting students most frequently ask.

North Carolina Frequently Asked Questions