A registration certificate is your ticket to enroll in a hunter education, furharvester education or bowhunter education course. The certificate is good for 365 days from the date of purchase.
When you successfully complete a hunter education program course, your instructor will validate your certificate. Your validated hunter education registration certificate enables you to apply for or obtain permits in the Division's hunt drawings. It is also becomes your small game hunting license.
The validated furharvester education registration certificate enables you to purchase a furbearer permit.
The validated bowhunter education registration certificate enables you to purchase bowhunting licenses in states that require bowhunter education certification.
After completing the course, you will also receive your official "Certificate of Completion" by mail. The card certifies that you passed a hunter education program course. It will be sent to the mailing address listed on your registration certificate.
The hunter education certificate costs $10. Furharvester and bowhunter education registration certificates each cost $6. You can purchase certificates online, from a Division office or a license agent.
To enroll, select the course you are interested in from the Hunter Education page. Follow the instructions until you get to the course schedule page. Typically, you will need to contact an instructor to get enrolled. Their contact information is listed with the course. You will need to purchase a registration certificate before attending a course. The hunter education registration certificate is $10, and the bowhunter and furharvester education registration certificates are $6 each. You can purchase certificates online, from a Division office or a license agent.
There are several online courses available. You must present proof of completion to the field day instructor. Click below for more information:
There is no minimum age. However, a parent maybe required to attend with younger students. You must be able to take the written and shooting tests by yourself. (We will make accommodations if you have a physical disability.)
Follow these steps:
If you have questions, please call the nearest Division office.
To transfer your out-of-state certificate of completion card, you must be able to provide proof of certification. Proof may consist of one of the following:
You will also need to fill out this form. — (PDF format)
After you complete the form, you can take it to any Division office to complete your transfer request.
Utah state law requires anyone purchasing a Utah hunting license to show proof of completing a hunter education course if they were born after December 31, 1965. The proof may be a hunter education certification card from any state wildlife agency in the United States, Canadian provinces or other country.
Also, if a resident has taken the course in another state, Canadian province or other country he or she must transfer that card to a Utah hunter education card before purchasing a Utah license.
Utah requirements are typical, but not as demanding as some states. Colorado, for example, requires anyone born after 1948 to complete a hunter education course. If you plan on hunting in another state, know and understand the hunter education requirements there.