Hunter Safety Course Requirements & Licensing
Rhode Island Hunting
Persons applying for a hunting license or archery permit for the first time or not having been a member of the armed forces must complete a course in safe hunting or archery practices and have been issued a Hunter Education Certificate to obtain a license. License applicants must present a valid hunter safety certificate from Rhode Island or other state, or possess a previous hunting license from RI or other state, or present proof of current or honorably discharged military status. Applicants for an archery deer permit or fall archery turkey permit must provide proof of successful completion of an Archery Safety Education course. A list of hunter safety classes, dates, and locations is available from the Hunter Safety Office: (401) 539-0019 or on the web: http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/fish-wildlife/wildlifehuntered/education/course-schedule.php.
An online hunter education course is available at https://www.hunter-ed.com/rhodeisland/ and an online bow hunter education course is available at https://www.bowhunter-ed.com/rhodeisland/.