Hunters Education

This course is required to obtain a hunting license in Utah if you were born after Dec. 31, 1965. We offer both the Instructor-led course for groups, and the in-person field day for those who took the online course.

Instructor-led Hunter Education

This course includes instruction on firearm safety, hunter responsibility, wildlife management, survival, wildlife I.D. and more.
It typically runs for 3–6 weeks with classes meeting one or two nights per week.
At the end of the course, you will take a final written exam and undergo a live-fire shooting exercise.
Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Total class time: Typically six to 12 hours.
Class meets: 1–2 nights a week, and is 3–6 weeks long
Cost: $10.00 for a Hunter Education Registration Certificate + instructor and facility fees.
* Some facilities charge to rent a room or range, which increases the cost.
Ready to take this course?
Purchase a Hunter Education Registration Certificate ($10) before attending this class. You may purchase a certificate at any division office or license agent. The instructor must have this certificate to officially enroll you in the class.
Register with us to request dates for your group, individual lessons, or join an existing class.

Online hunter education with an in-person field day


Total field day time: 5 hours minimum
Class meets: 1–2 days
Cost: $10.00 for a Hunter Education Registration Certificate*
Registration: See the steps below<
* Some facilities charge to rent a room or range, which increases the total cost

  1. Complete the online course at your own pace before attending an instructor-led field day.
    The online course will teach you about firearm safety, hunter responsibility and ethics.
  2. The field day will train you to apply what you've learned in practical scenarios.
    You'll practice crossing a fence or obstacle with a firearm, identifying wildlife,
    the zones of fire and basic rifle shooting fundamentals.
  3. Once you complete your field day, you'll take a written exam and participate in a live-fire shooting exercise.
    Parents are encouraged to attend the training.


  1. Purchase a Registration Certificate. Before starting signing up for a field day, you must buy a Hunter Education Registration Certificate ($10). You can also purchase a certificate at any division office or license agent. The instructor must have this certificate to officially enroll you in a field day.
  2. Find a field day in your area and then contact the instructor You must contact the instructor to get officially enrolled in the field day, which includes hands-on workstations, a written test and a shooting exercise.
  3. Complete your online course before the field day. You can take any of the courses listed below. You must present your proof of completion to your instructor at the field day.

Online course providers

HunterCourse.com This online course is provided by a private vendor and includes narration, illustrations, animations and videos. It also includes a virtual field day to prepare you for your field day and your time in the field. Fee: $29.00 paid to HunterCourse.com. Proof of completion: Field Day Voucher.

Hunter-ed.com This course is provided by a private vendor which includes narration in both English or Spanish and has interactive animations. Fee: $28.95 paid to Hunter-ed.com. Proof of completion: Field Day Qualifier Certificate

HunterEdCourse.com This online course, which is provided by a private vendor, includes narration and interactive animations. Fee: $13 paid to HunterEdCourse.com. Proof of completion: Completion Certificate