3 EASY steps to Hunter Certification:

1. Study & Pass Online

Log in and out & study at your own pace.

2. Get your Certificate

Pay only when you pass. $29.00

3. Pass your Follow-Up Class

Book a follow-up class, bring your certificate.


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How do I finalize my hunter education with a Follow-Up Class?

Q. What is a Follow-Up Class?

A. When you have completed the online portion, you must attend a 4-hr follow-up class to finish your training.

Q. What will I need to do?

A. The 4 hour training will includes hands-on activities and a final written exam.

Q. How do I sign up?

A. You can easily register for a follow-up class through the state website.

Learn more about the follow-up class or call us toll free 1-866-495-4868

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First, sign up for the CDFW-approved online California Hunter Education course from HUNTERcourse.com. Signing up and studying the course is free. You only pay when you pass. After signing up, you will be able to log in and out of the interactive, fully narrated course as often as you like.

You'll study at your own pace, on your own time, and still save lots of time compared to a classroom course.

At the end of each chapter in the course, you'll test your knowledge by passing a quiz. There are 12 chapter quizzes in all and you need to score 80% of better. If you don't pass on your first try, don't worry, you can take the quiz again�by the end, you'll be well versed in how to be a safe hunter.

Once you've passed the course, you will pay a one-time $29.00 fee for your Follow-Up Class Voucher. That's right, you don't pay until you pass!

The final step in your California hunter education training is to attend a CFW Follow-Up Class. Make sure to print out your Follow-Up Class Voucher and bring it to the class to show your hunter instructor.

At the Follow-Up Class, you will spend a half a day reviewing material from the course in a hands-on format. Once completing your Follow-Up Class, you will receive your Hunter Education Certificate of Completion and be able to buy a California Hunting License.