Online hunter education with an in-person field day
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Online hunter education course followed by a required in-person field day

How to take this course

  1. Complete the approved online course before the field day. You must present your proof of completion to your instructor at the field day.
  2. Purchase a Registration Certificate. Before you sign up for a field day, you must buy a Hunter Education Registration Certificate ($12). You can also purchase a certificate at any DWR office or from a license agent.
  3. Find a field day in your area and register for it online.
Online course time:
Self-paced, approximately 4–6 hours
Total field day time:
5 hours minimum
Field day meets:
1–2 days
$24.95 for the online course + $12.00 for a Hunter Education Registration Certificate*
Online — see the steps below

*Some facilities charge to rent a room or range, which increases the total cost

Hunter Education is required to obtain a Utah hunting license if you were born after December 31, 1965.

Complete the approved 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. You must complete all of the online course sections (including quizzes) before the field day.

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.

At the conclusion of the field day you'll take the final written exam and participate in a live-fire shooting exercise. Parents are encouraged to attend the training.

After you register

  • What to bring to your field day
  • Where to practice your shooting
  • Download targets

Online course provider

This course is provided by a private vendor which includes narration in both English or Spanish and has interactive animations.
Fee: $24.95 paid to
Proof of completion: Field Day Qualifier Certificate

*The study guide materials in this course may be accessed free of charge. However, there is a fee to print the proof-of-completion document.

Quick links
Lee Kay and Cache Valley Shooting Centers
» Shooting centers
Wildlife Blog: Views from DWR employees
» Wildlife Blog
Report poachers — 1-800-662-3337
» Report poachers
Wildlife dates
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Hunter, angler mobile app
Hunter Education: Sign up for classes
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