HUNTER SAFETY EDUCATION
You must take hunter safety if you were born after
January 1, 1960.
A hunter safety certificate or previous hunting license is required to purchase
any Michigan Hunting License.
Hunters anticipating an out-of-state hunting trip need to obtain a certificate
prior to their trip, most states require hunters to carry their certificate
when hunting and need it to purchase a license.
The hunter safety course is NOT the equivalent of specific gun safety
course and does NOT meet the requirements for Concealed Weapons permits.
Please visit the
Michigan State Police website for information on Concealed Weapons
ONLINE HUNTER SAFETY COURSES
After taking the online course, you are required to attend either a home
study class or the field portion of a regular class and take the student
examination in order to receive your hunter safety certificate. You will need to
pre-register for a home study class or the field portion of a regular class before
taking this online course. Upon passing the online Pre-Certification
Exam, you will be eligible to complete the skills/field portion of instruction
and take a written examination without attending a classroom course. The
on-line classes can be found at:
HUNTER EDUCATION HOME STUDY
Some of the hunter safety classes offered are home study. A student taking this
type of class will be required to study the class materials independently,
prior to the scheduled field day. During the field day a final examination will
be given. The student will need to pre-register for this type of class. Many
home study classes will utilize the on-line course.
INTERNATIONAL BOW EDUCATION PROGRAM (IBEP)
Is required to purchase archery permits in many other states.
TODAY'S BOWHUNTER IN MICHIGAN ON-LINE COURSE
The Today's Bowhunter course is the official online bowhunter education course
of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Michigan accepts an
independent study method that involves a two part process:
This online course, followed by;
Field Day instruction and testing by certified bowhunter education volunteer
instructor (classes can be located at the top of this page).
You will need to pre-register for a Field Day before taking this online course.
Upon successful completion of the Field Day Qualifier Exam you will be eligible
to complete the Field Day portion of instruction without attending a classroom
course. The online course can be found at
SNOWMOBILE SAFETY EDUCATION
A person who is at least 12 but less than 17 years of age operating a
snowmobile without direct supervision of a person 21 years of age or older must
have in their immediate possession a valid snowmobile safety certificate.
A person who is at least 12 but less than 17 years of age may not cross a
highway or street without having a valid snowmobile safety certificate in their
An online snowmobile safety course for youth operators is now available at
BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION
Those less than 14 years of age may not legally operate a PWC.
Those 14 or 15 years of age may operate a PWC legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate andů
Those at least 16 years of age and born after December 31,1978, may operate a PWC legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.
He or she is accompanied on board by his or her parent or legal guardian or by a person at least 21 years of age who has been designated by the parent or legal guardian orů
He or she is operating or riding the PWC at a distance of not more than 100 feet from his or her parent or legal guardian or from a person at least 21 years of age who has been designated by the parent or legal guardian.
Those born on or before December 31, 1978, may operate a PWC legally without restrictions.
ORV SAFETY EDUCATION
ORV Safety Education Classes are now administered by the Department of Natural
Resources. The drop down box above now contains the option to search for an ORV
safety class in available areas.