Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the Iowa Hunter Safety Field Day Voucher?

A. The Iowa Field Day Voucher is issued once you have completed the Iowa Youth Online Hunter Safety Course (Ages 11-17). The voucher is your admission ticket into an Iowa Hunter Safety Field Day where you will complete your hunter safety training and obtain your Iowa Hunter Education Certificate.

Q. What is the Iowa HUNTERcourse.com Certificate?

A. The Iowa HUNTERcourse.com Certificate is issued once you have completed the Iowa 18+ Adult Online Hunter Safety Course. The certificate is your temporary license valid for 90 days. The certificate will also allow you to attend the optional Iowa Hunter Safety Field Day.

Q. Is the Iowa Field Day Voucher the same as a Hunter Education Certificate?

A. No. The Field Day Voucher is proof that you have passed the online hunter safety course and allows you to take part in a Hunter Safety Field Day, 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 Iowa hunter safety classroom course lasts a minimum of 10-12 hours and is usually given over the span of a weekend or several weeknights. With the online hunter safety course, you can do the bulk of the course work from home in an interactive and engaging online environment. Thanks to HUNTERcourse.com's professionally narrated course content, detailed illustrations and over 60 interactive animations, you will have fun learning all the aspects of hunting and firearm safety.

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

A. Anyone born after January 1, 1972 must have a valid hunter education certificate before they can purchase an Iowa hunting license. For more information you can check out the Iowa Hunting License and Hunter Education Requirements Page.

Q. What steps do I need to take to complete the Iowa Youth (11-17 years) Online Hunter Safety Course and obtain my Iowa Hunter Education Certificate?

A. The Iowa 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 Hunter Safety Field Day Voucher
  4. Attend a DNR Hunter Safety Field Day to get certified.

Q. What steps do I need to take to complete the Iowa 18+ Adult Online Hunter Safety Course and obtain my Iowa Hunter Education Certificate?

A. The Iowa 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 and final exam
  3. Purchase the Iowa HUNTERcourse.com Certificate
  4. Attend a DNR Hunter Safety Field Day for additional training.

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 Hunter Safety Field Day in your area before you get too far into the online course. Field Days 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 Iowa HUNTERcourse.com Field Day Voucher or Certificate, you must pass each chapter quiz and final exam (adult course only) with a grade of at least 80%.

Q. How do I purchase the Iowa HUNTERcourse.com Field Day Voucher or Certificate?

A. Once you have successfully completed the hunter safety course you will be permitted to make payment. 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 Iowa 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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