3 EASY steps to Hunter Certification:

Study & Pass Online

1. Study &
Pass Online

Log in and out & study at your own pace.

Get your Certificate

2. Get your
Certificate

Pay only when you pass. $24.95

Pass a Field Day

3. Pass your
Follow-Up Class

Book a follow-up class, bring your certificate.

Do you need to take a hunter safety course?

To purchase a California Hunting License, you need a valid hunter education certificate or a previous year's hunting license.

HUNTERcourse.com is the best way for you to get your hunter education certification. Get started now!

Who needs HUNTERcourse.com

What's a Follow-Up Class?

After passing your online course, you must attend a 4-hour Follow-up Class in order to finalize training, pass your final written exam, and get your California Hunter Safety Education Certificate. Follow-Up Class Info.

Who needs HUNTERcourse.com

HEAR the fully narrated study guide &
SEE concepts just like you would in the field!

HUNTERcourse.com is fully narrated. All materials, including quizzes, are illustrated or animated. You don’t just read.

You hear, see and interact with the course. That means you learn more.
Ready to start?

Convinced? Get certified today!

No risk, pay only when you pass!

Get up close and interactive
with the ONLY course powered by HE Tools!

HE Tools is the groundbreaking set of interactive animations used by hunting instructors in the classroom. These professional tools are built into HUNTERcourse.com.

You get the highest level of instruction at home, at your fingertips, whenever you want. Start using HE Tools and HUNTERcourse.com now.

Interactive with HE Tools

Over 1 million certified and counting … and here's what they're saying:

It helped me out a lot because I could never get off to take the classroom course. I am really glad to see this step taken for people to take the course online. Thank you very much, otherwise I probably would of never taken it. Thanks again. 2009-2011 Zoomerang Survey

In being new to hunting I learned so much more than expected while taking this course. Not only did I learn the fundamentals of hunter's safety, I also learned a lot of the basics and history behind hunting. I really enjoyed this course! 2009-2011 Zoomerang Survey

I feel very uncomfortable in a class room so this test online allowed me to be comfortable and relaxed, too so I could concentrate more on the test and not the people around me. I enjoyed the online course, thank you! 2009-2011 Zoomerang Survey

I really liked the animations, they helped me understand how things really worked and gain a deeper understanding. This course was great and I would recommend this to everyone. Thank you! 2009-2011 Zoomerang Survey

Approved by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, as well as 30 other agencies.

HUNTERcourse.com is trusted by wildlife agencies across North America to deliver the highest level of hunter education. Our courses consistently receive the highest level of approval from agencies and from hunters.

Official course provider approved by: California Department of Fish & Wildlife
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WIN a HUNTERcourse.com Dream Hunt,
your course completion is your entry!

For your first hunt, imagine heading out on a fully guided hunt to a unique destination! With HUNTERcourse.com, you just might.

Every person that completes our course is automatically entered into the HUNTERcourse.com Dream Hunt. Which means, you could go on a hunt like this.

Jim Shockey Dream Hunt

Sign Up
and Study Free

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.

Pass and Pay
for Your Voucher

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 $24.95 fee for your Follow-Up Class Voucher. That's right, you don't pay until you pass!

Attend Your
Follow-Up Class

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.