Home Study Hunter's Education Couses may be found on the
ODNR website no sooner than 30 days before the class.
The Home Study Course is for Ohio residents younger than 18 years of age. If you prefer to work at your own pace, Ohio also offers an online version of hunter education. This online course will take approximately four hours to complete, but you may stop and pick up where you left off in the course as you please. There are quizzes at the end of each unit. You must pass the unit quiz to proceed to the next unit. Once you complete all units, you will need to pass a final exam to receive a voucher to attend the final, in-person classroom portion. The cost of this option is $15 payable once you pass the final exam and prior to printing the voucher. This fee is collected by the course vendor, not the ODNR Division of Wildlife. The final classroom session usually lasts 3-4 hours, and will be led by an ODNR Division of Wildlife employee or certified instructor volunteer. It will include firearm safety training and other topics. The completion voucher provided at the end of the online course must be brought to this final classroom session or you will not be able to complete the course. In these classroom sessions, you will take the same 100-question final certification test as the instructor-led course. Be sure to bring a pen or pencil so you can take the test.
1-800-WILDLIFE or 1-800-945-3543 for more information.