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Hey there. Are you considering becoming a licensed hunter? Do you need to take the Hunter Education Course ? For most people, hunting is more than just a hobby. It’s a way of life and a deeply held value. Just like every other hobby, this value includes passing on what you’ve learned to the next generation. At Infolearners, we have one of the most exciting and interactive online courses available to hunters in Michigan. We know that hunting is serious business and that’s why we offer an exceptional curriculum and quality lessons at affordable rates. With our online course, you can learn from the comfort of your own home or anyplace else you want.

The online-only course is restricted to persons who are 17 years of age and older.

Online-only courses are designed for Texas residents. 


Upon successful completion, you may choose to print out a temporary Hunter Education Certificate from your chosen vendor site.

Your permanent Hunter Education Certificate is available once your private information is securely and confidentially uploaded to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department by the vendor. This may take several weeks, but your temporary certificates are good for several months or more. You will be notified by email once your permanent certification card is available.

If you have not seen an email after a month has elapsed, then go to Print A Certification Card.

Online-only courses

Please pick an online-only course from the independent vendors below. Fees differ, based on individual vendor pricing. Carefully read and understand the terms, prior to completing and paying for the course you select.

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

A. The California Follow-up Class Voucher is issued once you have completed the California Online Hunter Safety Course. The voucher is your admission ticket into a California DFW 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. What is the advantage of taking the Online Hunter Safety Course?

A. The traditional California Hunter Education Course is about 12 hours in length and is usually given over a number of weeknights and/or weekends. With the online hunter safety course, you can do the bulk of the course work from home. You will only need to attend a single 4-hour Internet Follow-up Class to get your California Hunter Education Certificate.

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

A. Depending on your age, you may require a hunter education certificate in order to purchase a California Hunting License. For more information you can check out the California Hunting License and Hunter Education Requirements Page.

Q. What steps do I need to take to complete the Online Hunter Safety Course and obtain my California Hunter Education Certificate?

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 DFW 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 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 Follow-up Class Voucher, you must pass each chapter quiz with a grade of at least 80%.

Q. How do I purchase the Hunter Safety Follow-up Class Voucher?

A. The one-time course fee is $29.00.

Q. Why is it important to learn gun safety and take a hunter safety class?

A. Contrary to popular belief, hunting is one of the safest sports around. This is mainly due to the fact that most hunters take gun safety and hunting safety very seriously. Careless or reckless behavior while hunting can lead to serious injury to one self or to innocent bystanders. This is why California requires most hunters to take hunter education courses, and to follow the 10 rules of firearm safety at all times when hunting.

Q. How to Get a Replacement California Hunter Education Certificate?

A. Students who have 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 & 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 DFW hunter education database, you will need to contact the instructor or organization who originally administered your hunter safety 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. Lost Your Hunter Safety Follow-up Class Voucher?

A. The Follow-up Class Voucher is required to attend the California DFW 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 at 1-866-495-4868 or e-mail [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 at which time your access to the course will expire.

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Hunter safety courses prevent accidents and save lives.

We’ve worked with IHEA-USA, more than 45 state agencies responsible for hunter education, and various industry partners to develop comprehensive online hunter’s safety courses that teach students important laws and regulations, game identification, and safe, responsible firearm handling.

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Hunting is a safe activity, and with the availability of hunter safety education, it is growing safer all the time. Over the last 50 years hunting related injury rates have decreased dramatically, even as populations of deer, wild turkey, elk, geese, and other species of game have risen to record numbers.— IHEA

What hunters are saying about our online hunter’s safety course

“This site is outstanding! I am currently helping my son through the course, we are both enjoying it. I am not a novice hunter or shooter. I constantly reload and shoot various weapons. I have hunted since I was 10 years old and I am now 45 and I am even relearning stuff I had forgotten. You have set the bar high for other states to follow.”Roger, Hunter Ed student from West Virginia (read more testimonials)

“As an ex-combat infantry soldier, I can honestly say that the US Army could use this course in basic training to teach the new recruits. Very educational and the virtual learning is so simple even an 8th grader will understand it!”William, Hunter Ed student from North Carolina (read more testimonials)Get Safe. Get Certified.

The Hunter Education Course Curriculum

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All Hunter Ed hunter safety education resources and hunter’s safety courses have been developed in conjunction with the state hunting safety agencies responsible for hunter education and are approved by the International Hunter Education Association.

Through comprehensive instructional content and illustrations, interactive learning exercises and games, and the best hunting safety videos available anywhere, students learn about firearm safety, hunting fundamentals, conservation, and hunting laws and regulations while completing a state-approved safety course with Hunter Ed.

Our hunter education courses not only prepare students for safe hunting experiences, but they also help hunters have successful—and ethical—hunts. Subjects covered in Hunter Ed courses include firearms and ammunition, hunter safety tips, hunting techniques, wildlife identification, first-aid, and more.

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