Indiana Hunter Education
Indiana Hunter Education Courses will provide instruction in the areas of safe firearm use and handling while hunting, as well as in the home, hunter ethics and responsibility, game identification, and conservation management. Anyone born after December 31, 1986 is required to be certified in Hunter Education before they can purchase a hunting license.
About the Class
Hunter Education classes are offered by knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer instructors and Indiana Conservation Officers.
The Classroom Course must include a minimum of 10 hours of instruction. Most classes offered are 1 to 3 sessions. In order to be certified, students must attend the entire class including all sessions.
We do not prevent attendance based on age; however:
- Any child under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian every session.
- At the first session, everyone under 18 years of age must give the instructor a signed, completed Liability Release Form (download, print, and sign). This form must have the parent or guardian's signature.
NOTICE: Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to protect public health and reduce overall spread of COVID-19, we have cancelled all Hunter Education classes from 3/16/20 – 4/30/20. Please check back for classes starting 4/30/2020. If you require certification prior to 4/30, and are over the age of 12, you may take the Indiana Online Hunter Education Course