After you register for the course, you can study the free online course material, and then take the Final Exam. (If you don’t pass on the first try, don’t worry. Keep taking the exam until you pass.)

Illustration of Hunter Education Number

Create a Hunter Ed Account

Creating an account with allows you to leave the course when necessary and pick up where you left off when you log back in.

Note All fields are required unless noted.

You must be a resident of New Mexico and be at least 11 years of age or older to take this online course.

To complete the course, you will be required to enter the New Mexico Game and Fish Department Customer ID Number assigned to YOU. If you enter another person's Number, the NMDGF will not allow you to print your permanent New Mexico Customer Identification Number Card that contains your Hunter Education Number.

Visit to locate your existing Customer ID Number or create a new one. Call 888-248-6866 for more information.

Username and Password

A Few Personal Details About You

These student information questions have been specifically requested by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Your information is not shared with any outside parties.

Please take care to enter your full, official name as it will appear on your certificate. Capitalization is especially important.

Please make sure to enter your correct date of birth. Using an incorrect date of birth may invalidate your certificate or prevent it from being issued entirely. You must be 11 or older to take the online course.

Contact Information

This information is also required by the state and is only used to contact you regarding the course or certificate. Your information is not shared with any outside parties beyond New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Re-enter the e-mail address from above, just to make sure we’ve got it right.