Official Iowa Concealed Carry & Hunter Education Course
Take this Iowa–approved course to complete the online education for your Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons.
unlimited exam attempts
How do I get my Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons?
1. Study and pass the online course.
Study and pass the $49.95 course. Throughout the Iowa Online Hunter Education & Handgun Safety Training Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.
2. Print your Combo Hunter & Concealed Carry Education Voucher.
After successfully completing the online course, you’ll be able to immediately print out your Combo Hunter & Concealed Carry Education Voucher.
3. Apply for your Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons.
File the required application with your local county sheriff's office and include your Combo Hunter & Concealed Carry Education Voucher.
Do you need Iowa Hunter and Handgun education?
You need education if you are 21 years or older and will be carrying a concealed handgun.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Requirements
You must be at least 21 years old to take this online course.
You must be a resident of Iowa to take the online course.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
What to Expect From Concealed Carry Ed
Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos
Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe handgun shooting practices.
Comprehensive Concealed Carry Education Content
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for online concealed carry education in Iowa.
The course includes easy-to-understand handgun safety instructions and self-defense information. Whether you're an experienced shooter or a first-time handgun owner, this concealed carry course will prepare you to carry a handgun safely and responsibly.
Handgun Information in Iowa
Handgun regulations and laws are established by federal, state, and local governments. For information about these regulations and laws, visit the following websites.
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives website
- Iowa Department of Natural Resources website
- Your Local Government website
Learn Your Way on Any Device
Concealed Carry Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.
We’re people, not robots.
Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Concealed Carry Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.
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