Hunter education safety requirements
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources requires anyone born after January 1, 1972 to be certified in hunter education 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 - Iowa Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of Iowa?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
Yes, you must be at least 11 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 Iowa?
To purchase a hunting license you must have completed an approved Hunter Education course if you were born after January 1, 1972.
- What types of Iowa Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of Iowa Hunting Licenses available through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.