Official Illinois Bowhunter Safety Course Online
Take this Illinois–approved course to complete your online bowhunter safety education.
pay only when you pass, unlimited exam attempts
Get Bowhunter certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass the $30.00 online course.
Print your online course completion document.
Get ready to go bowhunting!
Do you need Illinois Bowhunter education?
Illinois does not require education. You can take this course if you plan on bowhunting in states that require certification.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Requirements
There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.
You must be a resident of Illinois to take the online course.
What to Expect From Bowhunter Ed
Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos
Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe bowhunting practices.
Comprehensive Instruction in Illinois Bowhunter Safety Education
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Bowhunter safety education established by Illinois. Bowhunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Bowhunter laws and regulations.
As a course provider approved by Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Illinois Bowhunter Ed Course covers everything you may need to know in order to be safe.Sign Up For Free
Learn Your Way on Any Device
Bowhunter Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.
We’re people, not robots.
Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Bowhunter Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.
8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday
Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Diana, Heidi, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, Marc, Nichole, and Thomas.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702-1271
Made in the U.S.A.
This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.
How Do I Get My State Bowhunter License?
Bowhunter education is currently required in many states. An approved Bowhunter safety course is required to comply with the laws and regulations in those jurisdictions. Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Illinois Bowhunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt. For more information, see the Illinois Bowhunter Laws and Regulations page.
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