You need California hunting education to purchase a California hunting license if you have never previously held a California hunting license, do not have a Hunter Education Certificate of Completion, or have not had a hunting license issued from another state in the previous two hunting years.

Get Your Hunter Education in
3 Easy Steps


1

Study and pass the
$29.00 online course.

Take the course wherever, whenever! Log in and study at your own pace. The course saves your progress wherever you leave off.


2

Attend a
Follow-Up Class.

After passing the online portion of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunting Education Course, students must locate and sign up for the required Follow-Up Class. Students should print and bring their online course completion voucher with them.


3

Go hunting!

It's that easy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.

How much does the online California Hunter Safety Course cost?

A.

The one-time course fee is $29.00.

Q.

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

A.

The California Hunter Safety Follow-up Class Voucher is issued once you have completed the online California Hunter Safety Course. The voucher is your admission ticket into a California Department of Fish and Wildlife 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.

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

A.

If you have not held a California hunting license in the last two years and have not previously completed a California Hunter Safety Course, you may be required to take a California Hunter Safety course. Go to the California Hunting License and Hunter Education Requirements Page for more info.

Q.

What steps do I need to take to complete the online California Hunter Safety Course and obtain my California Hunter Safety Card?

A.

The California Hunter Safety Course can be completed in 4 steps:

  1. Study the online Hunter Safety Course.
  2. Pass each chapter's hunting safety test.
  3. Print the Follow-Up Class Voucher.
  4. Attend a California Department of Fish and Wildlife 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 your area, 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 California Follow-Up Class Voucher, you must pass each chapter quiz with a grade of at least 80%.

Q.

How do I get a replacement California Hunter Education Certificate?

A.

Students who completed a California hunter safety education course in the year 1989 or later can obtain a replacement Hunter Education Certificate by contacting the Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education Office at 916-445-0411.

NOTE: If you have completed a hunter education course prior to 1989 or if your name is not in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education Database, you will need to contact the instructor or organization who originally administered your hunter education course to request a duplicate certificate. If you cannot obtain a replacement or duplicate certificate, you may need to repeat your hunter safety course.

Q.

What if I lost my Hunter Safety Follow-Up Class Voucher?

A.

The Follow-Up Class Voucher is required to attend the California Department of Fish and Wildlife 4-hour Internet Follow-Up Class. If you have lost your voucher, you can sign in to your exam center and print out a new copy. You can also contact HUNTERcourse.com at 1-866-495-4868 or email [email protected] and we will send you a copy of your voucher.

Q.

Is there a time limit to complete the online course?

A.

You can take the online course at any time, day or night. However, courses must be completed within 90 days of payment. After 90 days, your access to the course will expire.

What to Expect from HUNTERcourse.com



Highly Engaging Coursework

The California HUNTERcourse.com course immerses you in an online hunter education course that is professionally narrated, beautifully illustrated, and designed to ensure your California hunter education training is successful. All of our hunter courses include a groundbreaking set of interactive animations used by hunting instructors in the classroom.







Learn Your Way on Any Device

HUNTERcourse.com offers online courses that are 100% mobile friendly from beginning to end. This means that the course is designed to work on all of your preferred devices, including: smartphones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers.






We Save Your Progress

HUNTERcourse.com allows you to complete your hunter education at your own pace. Your course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over a few days. It’s completely up to you. You may log in and out of the course at any time, we’ll keep track of your progress. You pick up the course where you left off.

Complete Customer Care

HUNTERcourse.com has a dedicated customer service team, made up of real people - not robots. We're here to provide assistance to you through all channels - phone, email, and chat.



We're available to help you:
7 days a week
9AM to MIDNIGHT (EST)


Phone Support
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