Home Study Course Info

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How to Book your New York State Hunter Safety Home Study Course

Before you start the online course, be sure to locate and sign up for a Home Study Course in your area. Home Study Courses can be difficult to find in certain areas, so be sure to plan ahead! You must then complete the online course before you attend the Home Study Course.

You can book your Home Study Course online.

Home Study Courses are administered by NYS DEC-certified hunter safety instructors and are expected to last about 5 hours. The Home Study Course will include hands-on activities and a written final exam. You must pass the final exam in order to obtain the New York State hunter education certificate.

You must bring a copy of your Home Study Course Voucher and a piece of valid identification to your Home Study Course. Children who do not have their own ID may have a parent or guardian show ID on their behalf.

To complete the hunter education requirements for New York State you must pass the online and Home Study Course portions of the hunter education course.

For those students who are enrolled in a NYS DEC Summer Camp, you are NOT required to register for a Home Study Course. The follow-up component will be completed at camp, but you are still required to bring your Home Study Course Voucher with you.