Hunter education safety requirements
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection requires all hunters who are hunting for the first time, who do not currently hold a hunting license, or do not have hunting license issued from another state or province within the last two hunting years to successfully complete a Hunter Education Course prior to purchasing 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 - Connecticut Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of Connecticut?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
Yes, you must be at least 10 years of age 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 Connecticut?
Firearms Hunting: Certificate required of all persons regardless of age who have not held a resident firearms license in the past five years or for a first time licensee. Bowhunting: Connecticut Advanced Bowhunter Education Certificate or its equivalent (NBEF/IBEP content) from another state required for all archery permit applicants. Previous resident bowhunting license does not qualify.
- What types of Connecticut Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of Connecticut Hunting Licenses available through the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.