3 EASY steps to Hunter Certification:

1. Sign Up!

One-time course fee. $29.00

2. Study & Pass Online

Log in and out & study at your own pace.

3. Need a Field Day?

Print your card or sign up for a field day.

*Are you 18 years of age and older?
Get certified completely online!

Pass your hunter safety education course from the comfort of your own home. No struggles to book a field day, no travel time, no worries. Everything you need to study and pass your hunter safety education at your fingertips.

Log in & out and study at your own pace, on your time, on your schedule. Once complete you're ready to purchase your hunting license and get hunting!

Who needs HUNTERcourse.com

Do I need to take Field Day?

Students 17 years of age and under are required to take a field day to complete their Illinois Hunter Education Certification. Students who are 18 years of age and older are not required to take a field day, but have the option if they want additional hands-on training. Field Day Info.

  • International Hunter Education Association
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Treestand Manufacturers Association
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Tread Lightly
  • HE Tools
Who needs HUNTERcourse.com

HEAR the fully narrated study guide &
SEE concepts just like you would in the field!

HUNTERcourse.com is fully narrated. All materials, including quizzes, are illustrated or animated. You don't just read.

You hear, see and interact with the course. That means you learn more.

Get up close and interactive
with the ONLY course powered by HE Tools!

HE Tools is the groundbreaking set of interactive animations used by hunting instructors in the classroom. These professional tools are built into HUNTERcourse.com.

You get the highest level of instruction at home, at your fingertips, whenever you want. Start using HE Tools and HUNTERcourse.com now.

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Official course provider approved by: Illinois Department of Natural Resources
1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, Illinois, 62702-1271

Log In
and Learn

Sign up for the Illinois HUNTERcourse.com online course and you'll be automatically logged into the course.

You'll start learning from interactive course material that is designed to make hunter education information fun, engaging and easy-to-understand. Log in and out as many times as you want.

Course Fee

The one-time fee for the course is $29.00. After passing each chapter of the Illinois Hunter Education Course and receiving at least 80% on your online final exam (you can re-take the exam if required) you'll be qualified to attend a Field Day or receive your IL Hunter Safety Card dependant on your age. You are required to show this voucher to your Field Day Instructor.

Note: If you are a military veteran, you are not required to attend a Field Day. After successfully completing the online self-study portion of the Illinois Hunter Education course, you'll be eligible to receive your Hunter Safety Card.

Take Your
Field Day

Now that you have your Field Day voucher, book a Field Day with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. If you passed the 18+ online-only course, you are not required to attend a Field Day.

At the Field Day, you'll spend half a day being guided through engaging activities, all which are designed to make you a safe and responsible hunter. After passing the Field Day, you'll be ready to purchase an Illinois hunting license!