North Carolina Hunter Education
This course meets the hunter education requirement for all first-time hunting license buyers in North Carolina. Certification is accepted in every state and province in North America.
- Courses are provided free of charge in all 100 counties throughout the year.
- Pre-registration is required for courses.
- Students must bring a pen or pencil to class.
When will I get my card?
Following completion of the course requirements a certification card will be sent, typically within 14 days. Pertinent information is recorded into the agency database upon completion.
Is there an alternative to the Hunter Education Classroom Course?
Yes, a time-managed, online course (Today's Hunter) is available for those who cannot attend a regularly scheduled Hunter Education Classroom Course. Upon successful completion of the online course, students must register for and successfully complete the Internet Field Day event and a proctored exam in order to fulfill course requirements.
NOTICE: In-person courses will resume on Oct. 5th with safety guidelines in place to help protect everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines can be found when you register for the in-person course. If you do not wish to complete certification using the in-person option, you may complete certification by registering for a virtual course or completing our online only course hunter-ed.com (no field day required during exemption period).