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Official Ohio Hunter Safety Course

Take this Ohio–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education. is a delegated provider for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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Do you need Ohio Hunting education?

All first-time hunting license buyers, except apprentice license buyers, must successfully complete a hunter education course before purchasing a hunting license.

Get hunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $19.95 online course.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Requirements

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

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

After This Course

If you are under 12 years of age when you REGISTER for this course, you must pass this online course and attend the Home Study Completion Session 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 Ohio Hunting Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Hunting safety education established by Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Hunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials that cover Hunting safety best practices 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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Ohio Approved

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources
2045 Morse Road, Building G Columbus, Ohio 43229

Made in the U.S.A.

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

How do I get my Hunter Education Certificate or Ohio Hunter Education Home Study Completion Voucher?

1. Study and pass the Ohio Department of Natural Resources–Approved online course.

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

2. Complete your age-dependent certification requirements.

If you are 12 years or older, after successfully completing the online course, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion.

If you are under 12 years of age, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion, which you will need to bring with you to the Home Study Completion Session. You need to locate and sign up for the Home Study Completion Session. To sign up, go to

Remember: Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Home Study Completion Session.

3. Get your Ohio Hunter Education Certificate.

If you are 12 years or older, you’ll print your permanent Hunter Education Certificate after successfully passing the course and paying the fee.

If you are under 12 years of age, the Hunter Education Certificate will be given to you after you complete the Home Study Completion Session.

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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)