Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the California Hunter Safety Follow-up Class Voucher?

A. The California Follow-up Class Voucher is issued once you have completed the California Online Hunter Safety Course. The voucher is your admission ticket into a California DFW Hunter Safety Follow-up Class where you will complete your hunter safety training and obtain your California Hunter Education Certificate.

Q. Is the California Follow-up Class Voucher the same as a Hunter Education Certificate?

A. No. The Follow-up Class Voucher is proof that you have passed the online hunter safety course and allows you to take part in a 4-hour Follow-up Class, where you will be issued a hunter education certificate once you have successfully completed all activities and the final hunter safety exam.

Q. What is the advantage of taking the Online Hunter Safety Course?

A. The traditional California Hunter Education Course is about 12 hours in length and is usually given over a number of weeknights and/or weekends. With the online hunter safety course, you can do the bulk of the course work from home. You will only need to attend a single 4-hour Internet Follow-up Class to get your California Hunter Education Certificate.

Q. Do I need to take this course to obtain a hunting license?

A. Depending on your age, you may require a hunter education certificate in order to purchase a California Hunting License. For more information you can check out the California Hunting License and Hunter Education Requirements Page.

Q. What steps do I need to take to complete the Online Hunter Safety Course and obtain my California Hunter Education Certificate?

A. The California Hunter Safety Course can be completed in 4 Steps:

  1. Study the free Online Hunter Safety Course
  2. Pass each chapter's hunting safety test
  3. Purchase the Follow-up Class Voucher
  4. Attend a California DFW Hunter Safety Follow-up Class to get certified.

Q. When can I take the Online Hunter Safety Course?

A. The online hunter safety course is available to anyone at any time. However we strongly recommend that you locate a 4-hour Follow-up Class in your area before you get too far into the online course. Classes might be difficult to find in certain areas, so plan ahead!

Q. How do I pass the online hunter safety course?

A. In order to pass the online hunter safety course and get your Follow-up Class Voucher, you must pass each chapter quiz with a grade of at least 80%.

Q. How do I purchase the Hunter Safety Follow-up Class Voucher?

A. Once you have successfully completed the hunter safety course you will be permitted to make payment for the Follow-up Class Voucher. The one-time course fee is $24.95.

Q. Why is it important to learn gun safety and take a hunter safety class?

A. Contrary to popular belief, hunting is one of the safest sports around. This is mainly due to the fact that most hunters take gun safety and hunting safety very seriously. Careless or reckless behavior while hunting can lead to serious injury to one self or to innocent bystanders. This is why California requires most hunters to take hunter education courses, and to follow the 10 rules of firearm safety at all times when hunting.

Q. What are the technical requirements to take the online hunter safety course?

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Firefox 2.0
Chrome 3.0
Safari 2.0
Opera 9.0
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Operating System Windows XP or
Mac OS 9
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Mac OS X
Screen Resolution 1024x768
Internet Connection dial-up high-speed