Tennessee Hunting Laws and Regulations

Passing this Hunting safety course will complete your online safety education for Tennessee.

Do you need Tennessee Hunting education?


You need education if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1969.

You must be at least 9 years old to take this online course.

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


Hunting education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.


Persons under the age of 10 do not require a Hunter Education Card but may hunt only if they are under the direct supervision of an adult who is at least 21 years of age.

Why Hunting Safety Education Is Important

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.


All U.S. states, provinces, and countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Hunter Education Card. Likewise, Tennessee will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

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

Frequently Asked Questions