Official Iowa Bowhunter Safety Course

Take this Iowa–approved course to complete your online Bowhunter safety education.

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Get Bowhunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $30.00 course.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go bowhunting!

Do you need Iowa Bowhunter education?

Iowa does not require bowhunter education. You can take this course to bowhunt in states that require certification.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Requirements

You must be at least 11 years old to take the online course. Students who are 11 may complete this course, but the permanent Iowa Online Bowhunter Education Certificate will not be valid until their 12th birthday.

You do not have to be a resident of Iowa to take this online course.

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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.

 

Watch this 67-second sample to see how we put you in the bowhunter’s camo.

Comprehensive Instruction in Iowa Bowhunter Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Bowhunter safety education established by Iowa. Bowhunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Bowhunter laws and regulations.

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State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Bowhunter Ed Course covers everything a new bowhunter may need to know in order to be safe in Iowa while bowhunting.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Bowhunter Ed offers the only online Bowhunter education 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.

Saved Progress

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.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free

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Iowa Approved

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the U.S.A.

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 Iowa Online Bowhunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt. For more information, see the Iowa Bowhunter Laws and Regulations page.

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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Iowa Bowhunter students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions