Which Hunter Safety Course Is Right For You?

The online Hunter Safety Course and FWC Field Day covers the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to be a safe hunter. Students should complete one of the third-party online hunter safety courses listed below, then register for an FWC Field Day. Allow approximately 8 hours to complete an online hunter safety course.

Step 1 – Complete one of the following third-party online courses.

  • NRAHE.org – From the organization that built the first-ever hunter education program in 1949, the NRA Online Hunter Education course is designed to help new hunters of all ages learn how to be safe and responsible members of the hunting community. This state-of-the-art course is the most comprehensive online hunter education instruction in the United States, and it’s 100% FREE!
  • Beasafehunter.org – Engaging videos, photos and graphics, this course is fully narrated and provides the necessary information for a student to become a safe hunter. This course has 24/7 toll free technical support and you only pay when you pass. ($28.95)
  • HunterEdCourse.com – Interactive animations and photos with narration and closed captioning so you hear, see and read the course, making learning easy and enjoyable. Pay only if you pass. Over 90% of users recommend. ($19.95)
  • Hunter-Ed.com Florida – Listen, read, or both! Exam questions are read aloud, with pictures to trigger your memory. Learn with hundreds of realistic illustrations, and see exactly how firearms work with detailed animations. ($34.95 – pay up front!)
  • HUNTERcourse.com Florida – Fully narrated, illustrated and full of engaging animations and videos. EXCLUSIVE – Virtual Field Day to best prepare you for your field day! Offer 7 day/week customer service and tech support. ($29)
  • Interactive Course – ilearntohunt – A fully interactive hunter safety course that is built around real-life scenarios. Students make choices for their avatar, and complete in-game challenges that allow them to move to the next level. Realistic illustrations and animations help bring hunting safety education to life. ($49.50 – pay up front)

Step 2 – Register for an FWC Field Day near you. Click on the date you would like to attend and complete the online registration form. You must have completed an online hunter safety course and have a copy of the completion certificate or field day voucher prior to taking an FWC Field Day. Some FWC field days take place over a two-day period and students must attend both days in their entirety to successfully complete the course.

There are two FWC Field Day options:

  1. Virtual Field Day – The virtual field day is facilitated through Microsoft Teams software. An invitation to attend the meeting will be sent to your provided email address the day before the scheduled class. Students will need an internet connection and a computer or smartphone. Students using a smartphone can download the Microsoft Teams app or access the meeting through their web browser.
  2. In-Person Field Day –

    Students meet at a physical location for the following hands-on activities:

    Safe firearms handling; loading and unloading; safe and effective shot placement; and shoot or don’t shoot scenarios. Please bring a pen or pencil and wear closed-toed shoes. All shooting safety gear will be provided. However, students may bring personal shooting glasses and hearing protection (earmuffs).