You need Firearms Safety / Hunter Education training to obtain a hunting licence in New Brunswick if you were born on, or after, Jan. 1, 1981, or are a first-time hunter.

Get Your Hunter Education in
4 Easy Steps


1

Register for your
Outdoors Card number.

Register for your Outdoors Card number online. To do this, click on the "Start Your Course" button above and follow the provided instructions.


2

Study and pass the online Hunter Education Course.

Take the $65 online Hunter Education Course (Part B) wherever, whenever! Log in and study at your own pace. The course saves your progress wherever you leave off.


3

Pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course.

Register for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course online or by contacting a Natural Resources and Energy Development office. This classroom course costs $40 for students 12 to 16 years of age and $65 for students 17 and older.


4

Go hunting!

Once you have successfully completed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (Part A) and the online Hunter Education Course (Part B), you can buy hunting licences and apply to eligible draws. It's that easy!

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Q.

How much does the online New Brunswick Hunter Education Course cost?

A.

The online New Brunswick Hunter Education Course costs $65 plus applicable taxes. This will give you complete access to the online course, chapter quizzes and final exam.

Q.

Is the course fee refundable?

A.

No. Course fees for the online New Brunswick Hunter Education Course are non-refundable.

Q.

Who can take this course?

A.

You must be at least 12 years of age to take the New Brunswick online Hunter Education Course.

Q.

What are the training requirements to purchase a hunting licence?

A.

Persons born on, or after, Jan. 1,1981, and all first-time hunters must complete a Firearms Safety / Hunter Education course to hunt in New Brunswick. This course consists of two parts:

  1. Canadian Firearms Safety Course (Part A)
  2. Hunter Education Course (Part B)

Q.

What are the training requirements if I want to hunt with a bow or crossbow?

A.

If you wish to hunt with a bow or crossbow and were born on, or after, Jan. 1, 1981 or are a first-time hunter you must complete a "stand-alone" Bow Hunter Education Course. In New Brunswick, this training is offered in a classroom setting. Refer to the Natural Resources and Energy Development web site for additional information.

Q.

What are the steps to purchasing a hunting licence for the first time?

A.

Step 1
Register for your Outdoors Card number online or in person at an authorized vendor or Service New Brunswick Centre. To register you will require a New Brunswick Driver's Licence or New Brunswick Photo Identification Card.

Note:

  1. If you have previously obtained an Outdoors Card number, you can skip Step 1.
  2. Youth 12 to 17 years of age who do not have a New Brunswick Driver's Licence or New Brunswick Photo Identification card can contact the Fish and Wildlife Branch at the address below to obtain an Outdoors Card number.

Fish and Wildlife Branch
Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development
Phone: (506) 453-3826
Email: [email protected]

Step 2
Study and pass the $65 online Hunter Education Course.

Step 3
Pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course. You can register for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course online or by contacting any Natural Resources and Energy Development office. Please note that this course is offered in a classroom setting only.

Step 4
Purchase your hunting licence! Once you have successfully completed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and the online Hunter Education Course you can buy hunting licences and apply to eligible draws. It's that easy!

Q.

I have already taken the Canadian Firearms Safety Course. Do I need to take it again to buy a hunting licence?

A.

No. If you have taken the Canadian Firearms Safety Course prior to completing online Hunter Education, you do not need to take firearm safety training again. Your Outdoors Card number will be updated upon successful completion of the online Hunter Education Course allowing you to purchase hunting licences for which you are qualified.

Q.

What is an Outdoors Card number and why do I need one?

A.

An Outdoors Card number is an identification number used to keep track of your conservation education training and licence eligibility. In New Brunswick you require an Outdoors Card number to purchase an angling, hunting, or trapping licence, apply to a wildlife draw, and register for a Conservation Education course.

When you register for an Outdoors Card number you will be mailed an Outdoors Card which is provided as a way to remember your identification number. An Outdoors Card is not a hunting licence and does not have to be carried with you while hunting, angling, or trapping.

Q.

How long will it take to have my Outdoors Card updated to show I have Hunter Education training once I complete the online course?

A.

Applications for an Outdoors Card Number go through a client verification and quality assurance process. In certain situations, this may delay your training history from being updated by a day or two.

However, in most cases, the training information associated with an Outdoors Card number is updated automatically upon successful completion of the online Hunter Education Course.

Q.

I have already taken the classroom Hunter Education course. Do I need to take it again online?

A.

No. If you have previously taken the Hunter Education Course, either as a classroom or Home Study course, you are not required to take it again online.

If you are not sure about the previous Conservation Education courses you have taken, check the Training Qualifications section of your Outdoors Card number profile, or contact your local Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development office.

Q.

What do I need to pass the New Brunswick online hunter education course?

A.

You must review the chapters, successfully complete and pass each chapter quiz and a final exam with a grade of at least 80%. The online course has 11 chapters.

Q.

What if I fail a chapter quiz or the final exam?

A.

Upon completion of the end of chapter quizzes, you will receive your score and be allowed to review any of your wrong answers. You can then review the course material and take the quiz again.

Students who make less than 80% on the final exam will be required to take the Hunter Education course again to be certified. Refunds for the Hunter Education course are not provided in the event of a course failure.

Q.

What is the Certificate of Completion?

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Upon passing the final exam, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion. This certificate is your personal record of successfully completing the online Hunter Education Course.

Q.

Is there a time limit to complete the online course?

A.

You can take the online course at any time, day or night. However, courses must be completed within 90 days of payment. After 90 days, your access to the course will expire.

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