Were you born after December 31, 1979? You need to successfully complete an approved hunter safety education course before you can purchase a hunting permit in Illinois.

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 field day,
if you are required to do so.

Students 17 years of age and younger are required to participate in 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 to do so if they want additional hands-on training.


3

Go Hunting!

It's that easy!

Approved by the Illinois Department of
Natural Resources & IHEA


Illinois Department of Natural Resources
International Hunter Education Association

HUNTERcourse.com is trusted by wildlife agencies across North America to deliver the highest level of hunter education. Our courses consistently receive the highest level of approval from both agencies and hunters.

HUNTERcourse.com was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by IHEA-USA.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.

How much does the online Illinois Hunter Safety Course cost?

A.

The online Illinois Hunter Safety Course is $29.00. This will give you complete access to the online course and the chapter quizzes.

Q.

What is the Illinois Hunter Education Field Day Voucher?

A.

The Illinois Hunter Education Field Day Voucher is issued once you have completed the online Illinois Hunter Safety Course. The voucher is your admission ticket into an Illinois Hunter Safety Field Day, where you will complete your hunter safety training and obtain your Illinois Hunter Education Certificate.

Q.

What is the advantage of taking the online Illinois Hunter Safety Course?

A.

The traditional Illinois hunter safety classroom course lasts a minimum of 10 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 coursework from your 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 and will only have to show up to a single 5-to-7-hour instructor-led Hunter Safety Field Day to get certified.

Q.

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

A.

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1980, must have a valid Hunter Education Certificate before they can obtain an Illinois Hunting License. For more information you can check out the Illinois Hunting License and Hunter Education Requirements Page.

Q.

What steps do I need to take to complete the Illinois 17-and-under online Hunter Safety Course and obtain my Illinois Hunter Education Certificate?

A.

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

  1. Study the online Hunter Safety Course.
  2. Pass each chapter's hunting quiz and final exam.
  3. Print the Hunter Safety Field Day Voucher.
  4. Attend an Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Field Day to get certified.

Q.

What steps do I need to take to complete the Illinois 18+ adult online Hunter Safety Course and obtain my Illinois Hunter Safety Card?

A.

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

  1. Study the online Hunter Safety Course.
  2. Pass each chapter's hunting safety test and final exam.
  3. Print the Illinois temporary Hunter Safety Card and purchase your hunting license.
  4. The permanent Hunter Safety Card will arrive in the mail in a few weeks.

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 Illinois HUNTERcourse.com Field Day Voucher or Safety Card, you must pass each chapter quiz and final exam with a grade of at least 80%.

Q.

How do I get a replacement Illinois Hunter Safety Card?

A.

If you need a new Hunter Safety Card, you must contact HUNTERcourse.com at 1-866-495-4868 or by email at [email protected].

Q.

What if I lost my Hunter Safety Field Day Voucher or my Hunter Safety Card?

A.

The Field Day Voucher is required to attend the Illinois Hunter Safety Field Day. 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 by email at [email protected] and we will send you a copy of your voucher. If you need a new Hunter Safety Card, you must contact HUNTERcourse.com.

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 Illinois HUNTERcourse.com course immerses you in an online hunter education course that is professionally narrated, beautifully illustrated, and designed to ensure your Illinois 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
1-866-495-4868


Email Support
[email protected]