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Official Iowa Concealed Carry & Hunter Education Course

Take this Iowa–approved course to complete the online education for your Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons.

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.

Get certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $49.95 online course.

  2. Complete your application.

  3. Receive your Iowa permit.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Saved Progress

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.

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Iowa Approved

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 E. 9th Street Des Moines, IA 50319-0034 515-238-4968

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

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We’re people, not robots.

Your Concealed Carry Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free), or 214-351-0461