Save Your Weekend! Florida Hunter Safety Course available online

September 10, 2010

FWC approved online course offers students opportunity to learn at their own pace

With hunting season fast approaching, many people are scrambling to get into a hunter safety class and obtain the necessary certification to purchase a Florida Hunting License.

The traditional Florida Hunter Safety Classroom Course is a minimum of 15 hours in length, conducted over 3-4 weeknights or an entire weekend. Many people find it difficult to spare that much time to attend a class which, until now, has been a barrier for new hunters.

Lucky for those people who cringe at the thought of spending an entire weekend taking a class, there is an online option that saves hunters hours of classroom time.

The HunterExam Florida Hunter Safety Course is a self-paced Internet course approved by the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. The online course allows hunter education students to complete most of the course work from home, and attend a single ‘Field Day’ that is run by an instructor, where they complete some hands-on activities and a written final exam.

The online hunting course covers the same material that would be presented in the traditional classroom option. Online completion classes (or “Field Days”) are held in most counties throughout Florida and consist of a single session (usually 5-7 hours in length) that includes a review of material, hands-on activities and live-fire exercises at a shooting range. A written final exam is given at the end of
the Field Day.

In order to deliver the Internet Hunter Safety Course in the most user-friendly manner possible, HunterExam’s online study guide is fully narrated by a professional voice-over artist, includes over 400 detailed illustrations, and contains upward of 60 interactive exercises that cover every topic from rifle parts to hunting ethics. The three interactive online shooting ranges are a big hit with students.

Students are tested online via “end of chapter quizzes” and visual aids are presented in every exam question. HunterExam reports the average quiz score is approximately 87% (80% is needed to pass).

The online course is free to anyone as a study guide. Students who wish to purchase a “Field Day Voucher” (required to attend the Internet completion class) pay a one-time fee of $24.95 once they have passed the entire online course.

Fresh Air Educators, Inc, parent company of also offers a Florida Boating Safety Course, where students can obtain the Florida Boating License Online.