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The Online Hunter Education Course
Just like the Independent Study course, the Alaska Online Hunter Education course is composed of two parts. For the Online course, you would study the course material and take practice tests on the internet; there is no Workbook to complete. You can take multiple chapter review tests online until the material is adequately covered. After successfully passing the Online Field Day Qualifier Exam on the internet, you must attend a Field Day where you must successfully complete a field course and a required proficiency shoot. It is mandatory that the field day be completed in Alaska at a State administered course. It is only after successfully completing both parts of the course that you will receive your Basic Hunter Education Certification.
There are a few EASY steps to enroll in an Online Hunter Education course.
- To complete the online portion of the Hunter Education course, you will need an adequate computer, printer, and Internet access.
- Check the online field day course schedule to ensure that one of the field days fits in to your schedule before committing to an online course. The link to the field day schedule is at the bottom of this page.
- Study the material in “Today’s Hunter in Alaska” and then complete the chapter review questions. Re-study any material you may have answered incorrectly.
- When you have studied all the chapters, take the practice test as many times as you like-(free of charge) to ensure you've mastered the course material. A different set of questions is presented each time you take the practice test.
- To become eligible for admittance to the mandatory Field Day, take the 50 question Field Day Qualifier Exam. There is a $15.00 charge for the online exam. This fee is collected after you pass. A score of 80% is required for passing the exam.
- Upon passing the Field Day Qualifier Exam, you must print out your official Hunter Education Field Day Qualifier Certificate. After a one to three day waiting period, you will receive an email informing you that you can sign up online for a Field Day event in your area of Alaska. You must wait to receive this notification email before you can sign up. The Field Day will include a short review of key safety issues and Alaska specific regulations, a firearms handling exercise with non-functioning firearms under the careful supervision of the instructors, a field course, and a required shooting proficiency. Students that have completed the Online Course may still be required to take the current written exam at their field day.
- The student must successfully complete the online test, field course, and shooting proficiency to be certified. If any portion is not successfully completed, the student must retake the entire course. Online students also have the option to sign up for a Traditional or Independent Study Course for free if they failed the online course field day and don’t want to pay the online fee again.