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Firearms and Hunter Safety Education

Everyone hunting in Prince Edward Island is required to be in possession of a Firearm Safety Certificate. All persons wishing to acquire a PEI hunting license are required to exhibit a Firearm Safety Certificate to the license vendor. Vendors are prohibited from issuing a license to any person who does not possess a certificate.

Non-residents are reminded that Prince Edward Island recognizes all provincial and state hunter/firearms safety courses as long as that course meets the International Hunter Education Standards.

Education Programs

How to Register:
To apply for an upcoming Fire Arms Safety course, please complete the Firearms Safety Course Training program application form and submit it to an Access PEI Office. Applicable fees can be paid at that time and you will be notified when a course opening is available.

Course Materials and Resources:
Firearms Safety and Hunter Safety Courses are based on the content in the following on-line resources: 
  • Online Hunter Safety course must be successfully completed by all students in order to obtain a Field Day Voucher. This voucher enables a student to participate in a field day. Please call (902) 368-4683 to confirm your attendance in the field day. At the field day, students receive extra training and the instructor confirms the student's knowledge of the online course materials. Upon completion, the student will receive an updated Prince Edward Island Wildlife Card.

    Prior to taking the course, practice your knowledge and skills with Sample Hunter Safety Course questions.

Additional Hunter Education Programs and Resources also offers additional on-line courses and information on other hunting-related topics specifically tailored to Prince Edward Island's hunting community and an interactive rifle range simulation.

PEI Wildlife Cards

PEI Wildlife Cards are available from:
Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
183 Upton Rd.
(902) 368 4683
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