Official Ohio Hunter Safety Course Online
Take this Ohio–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education. Hunter-ed.com is a delegated provider for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
unlimited exam attempts
Get hunter certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass the $24.95 online course.
Finish any other requirements.
Get ready to go hunting!
Ohio Department of Natural Resources RequirementsYou must be 12 years of age or older to take the 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 you may still experience the great hunting opportunities Ohio has to offer by utilizing our Apprentice Hunting License. Information on the Apprentice licenses and be found here Apprentice Hunting License. We encourage everyone interested in hunting to review the online hunter education Study Guide. It is a great primer for anyone interested in hunting.
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.
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.
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.
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 $24.95 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 years or older, after successfully completing the online course, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion.
If you are under 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 https://oh-web.s3licensing.com/Event/Search?ct=HUNTER%20EDUCATION&ctid=1&caid=2.
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 years or older, you’ll print your permanent Hunter Education Certificate after successfully passing the course and paying the fee.
If you are under years of age, the Hunter Education Certificate will be given to you after you complete the Home Study Completion Session.Get Started
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Ohio Frequently Asked Questions
Price and Payment
How much does the Ohio Hunter Ed Course cost?
The Ohio Hunter Ed Course fee is $24.95.
Taking the Course
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.
What is the minimum age to take this online course?
Do I have to be a resident to take the Ohio Hunter Ed Course?
You must be a resident of Ohio to take the online course.
Course Approval and Acceptance
Is the Ohio Hunter Ed Course approved by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources?
The Ohio Hunter Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Is my Hunter Education Certificate or Ohio Hunter Education Home Study Completion Voucher accepted elsewhere?
All U.S. states, provinces, and other countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Ohio Hunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Ohio will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
Quizzes and/or Exams
I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?
If you fail a unit quiz, you can take it again until you pass. You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.
Do I have to take an online exam?
The Final Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 75% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.
About Your Certification
What is the proof of online Ohio Hunter Ed Course completion?
Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print your proof of online completion and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you.
If you are under years of age, you will need to bring this document with you to your Home Study Completion Session.
What is the permanent Hunter Education Certificate or Ohio Hunter Education Home Study Completion Voucher?
If you are years or older, the Hunter Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the hunter education requirements and allows you to legally purchase a hunting license in Ohio.
If you are under years of age, you will receive the Hunter Education Certificate from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources after you successfully complete the Home Study Completion Session.
Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents
How do I replace my permanent card or certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
To replace a lost or destroyed Hunter Education Certificate, log in to the course and print a new one, or visit https://ilostmycard.com to order a plastic wallet card.
You also have the option of ordering a durable permanent card as a replacement from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources by completing the form at https://ilostmycard.com/.
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:
Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm CST
Sat-Sun 8am to 5pm CST
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)