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Official Iowa
Hunter Safety Course

The fastest way to get your hunter education in Iowa—no timers!

ilearntohunt.com is a delegated provider for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Iowa safety education card

You need hunter education to purchase a hunting license in the state of Iowa if you were born after January 1, 1972, and plan to buy a hunting license in Iowa.

This course is approved by IHEA-USA and the state of Iowa.

Get Iowa Hunter Certified in 3 Steps

Play and Pass the $49.50 Interactive Course

Learn and test your hunting knowledge while you venture through this fun, interactive hunter safety course.


Complete the Field Day

You are required to attend the Iowa Field Day to complete your hunting safety certification if you are under the age of 18.


Get Your Iowa Hunter Education Certificate

If you are 18 years of age or older, you can print your permanent Hunter Education Certificate after successfully passing the course. If you are under 18 years of age, print your proof of online course completion and bring it with you to the Field Day.


Why Take This Course?

Other Courses
Iowa–Approved hunter education
No minimum time requirements
Complete the course in under 3 hours
Real-life situations
Role-playing simulations
Final exam

Take your Hunter Safety Course with you!
Download the App!

Developed to support students, this App is the mobile component to the web-based course. Play on the go and start earning your Iowa hunter education certificate wherever you are!

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The Only Interactive Hunter Safety Course Approved by IHEA-USA and Iowa Department of Natural Resources

This interactive course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by IHEA-USA and meets the requirements of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Official course provider approved by:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034

Hunter Education Certificate

The Hunter Education Card

The Hunter Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed the online component of the state-mandated hunter education requirements.

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Start your interactive Hunter Safety Course now and get your hunting license 2–3 times faster than other courses.

The Only Gamified Interactive Hunting Course


Iowa-Approved Hunter Safety Education

Our interactive hunter safety course satisfies the online component of your hunter education requirements established by IHEA-USA and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

No Minimum Time Requirements

Students complete our interactive courses faster than our traditional courses. Why? There are no timers—ever!

Complete the Course in Under 3 Hours

Instruction that engages the brain using both words and images has been shown to significantly increase student retention and comprehension. When you combine interactive learning with no minimum time requirement, it’s easy to understand why many of our students complete their hunter education in under 3 hours!

Real-Life Situations

Make choices for your character that will earn you awards and allow you to move through levels by applying what you’ve learned about hunter safety throughout the challenges.

Role-Playing Simulations

We made sure to include plenty of mini-games and realistic simulations to keep you engaged along the way. Earn achievement badges as you master trip planning, emergency preparation, and safety operations. Crack all the levels, and you will be awarded your Hunter Education Certificate.


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Iowa Hunting Laws and Regulations

Who is required to complete hunter education in Iowa?

According to Iowa law, all hunters born after January 1, 1972, purchasing an Iowa hunting license must complete hunter education certification to hunt in Iowa.

Is completion of the Iowa state agency-approved course required to buy a hunting license?

Yes, Iowa requires that hunters born after Jan.1, 1972, complete a course approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and IHEA-USA before a license will be issued.

Reciprocity

All U.S. states, provinces, and other countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Iowa Hunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Iowa will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as "reciprocity.")

Frequently Asked Iowa Hunting Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Iowa iLearnToHunt Course cost?

The Iowa iLearnToHunt Course fee is $49.50.

Taking the Course

Do you need Iowa hunter education?

You need education if you were born after Jan. 1, 1972, and will buy a hunting license in Iowa.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

You must be at least 11 years old to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the Iowa iLearnToHunt Course?

You do not have to be a resident of Iowa to take this online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Iowa iLearnToHunt Course approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources?

The Iowa ilearntohunt Course is approved and accepted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Is my Hunter Education Certificate accepted elsewhere?

All U.S. states, provinces, and other countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Iowa Hunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Iowa will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

About Your Certification

What is the permanent Hunter Education Certificate?

If you are 18 years or older, the Hunter Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the hunter education requirements and allows you to legally purchase a hunting license in Iowa.

If you are under 18 years of age, you will receive the Hunter Education Certificate from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after you successfully complete the Field Day.

How do I replace my Iowa online course completion document if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost or destroyed proof of course completion document, log in to the course and print a new one.

Get Started

Start your interactive Hunter Safety Course now and get your hunting license 2–3 times faster than other courses.

Customer Service

Your ilearntohunt course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)