North Carolina Hunter Education Requirement
All first-time license buyers must first successfully complete a hunter education course. There is no minimum age requirement to take the hunter education course.
At 16 years of age, individuals are required to successfully complete a hunter education course prior to obtaining a hunting license in North Carolina. A youth under age 16, accompanied by a properly licensed adult, may enjoy those privileges conveyed by the licenses held by the accompanying adult.
No person, regardless of age, may procure a hunting license in this state without first producing a Certificate of Competency showing completion of a hunter safety course or a hunting license issued prior to July 1, 1991, or a signed statement (shown on the license) that he or she had such a license.
For a more complete listing of North Carolina's hunting license laws, hunting regulations, or hunter education requirements, please consult the North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Regulations Digest, available directly from the Wildlife Resources Commission, or on their website.