Rhode Island’s Hunter Safety Education Program

Formal hunter education efforts began in the late 1940s and later expanded nationwide until it is now required almost everywhere, including Rhode Island. Since the implementation of education, there has been a tremendous decline in hunting-related incidents across the country.

By completing and passing this Rhode Island-approved online hunting license course, you will have satisfied the classroom educational requirement for Rhode Island.

Get Safe. Get Certified. It’s the Law!

Who Needs the Certificate?

Hunters in Rhode Island must have completed a hunter education safety course and possess a Rhode Island Hunter Education Course Card.

Good in Other States

All states and provinces that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept Rhode Island Hunter Education certifications. Likewise, Rhode Island will accept hunter education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Why Hunter Education?

Since states have begun requiring hunter education, over the last 30 years hunting incidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy.

Age Restrictions

Minimum Age There are no minimum age requirements to take the Rhode Island Hunter’s Ed Course online.

For More Information

For additional information on hunter education in Rhode Island, contact:

Rhode Island Division of Fish & Wildlife
1B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place
Exeter, RI 02822