Hunter education safety requirements
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife requires all first time hunters to successfully complete a State approved Hunter Education Course prior to purchasing a Hunting License.
Become a safe hunter
The purpose of hunter education is to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to become safe, responsible hunters.
The online course
Typically, students meet these needs by attending a traditional, instructor led course including classroom lectures and field/range experiences. In today's society, students have less free time to devote to attending a hunter education course. Online hunter education courses help address this, by allowing students to take hunter safety courses on their own time, at their own pace and in the comfort of their home or office.
You may ask
FAQ - California Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of California?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
There is no minimum age requirement to take the online course.
- Is my Hunter Education Certificate good in other states?
Every U.S. state that demands a Hunter Education Certificate will accept Hunter Education Certificates from other states that conform to IHEA requirements as well.
You should follow your safety course in the State where you are resident.
- Does the Hunter Card expire?
No. It is good for life.
- Who is required to take the Hunter Education course in California?
All hunting license buyers must have either a CA license, a hunting license from another state that is not more than 2 hunting years old, or Hunter Educating certification from CA or another state or province.
- What types of California Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of California Hunting Licenses available through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.