Iowa Concealed Carry Frequently Asked Questions
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Iowa Hunter and Handgun students most frequently ask.
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Price and Payment
How much does the Iowa Online Hunter Education & Handgun Safety Training Course cost?
The Iowa Online Hunter Education & Handgun Safety Training Course fee is $49.95.
Is it safe to enter my credit card information online?
You can enter your credit card information online with confidence on our secure server. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as “Safety Courses 18008302268.”
The Iowa Online Hunter Education & Handgun Safety Training Course is valid for only 90 days from the time of registration and payment. If you are not able to complete this course within 90 days, the course will be automatically renewed for another 90 days. Your credit card will be charged $15 for each renewal. You can turn off the auto-extension feature at any time. Just uncheck the box beside “Automatically renew my course” available on your Profile page or Payment page.
Taking the Course
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.
How long will it take to complete the course?
Typically it takes about 4–6 hours to go through the online course, excluding any quizzes and/or exams and restudying that you may choose to do.
Do I have to complete the course all at once?
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days.
What is the minimum age to take this online course?
You must be at least 21 years old to take this online course.
Do I have to be a resident to take the Iowa Online Hunter Education & Handgun Safety Training Course?
You must be a resident of Iowa to take the online course.
Course Approval and Acceptance
Is the Iowa Online Hunter Education & Handgun Safety Training Course approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources?
The Iowa Online Hunter Education & Handgun Safety Training Course is approved and accepted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Quizzes and/or Exams
I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?
If you fail a unit quiz, you must restudy the unit and take the quiz again until you pass. You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.
Do I have to take an online exam?
The Iowa Hunter Education & Handgun Safety Training Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 75% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.
How do I get my Iowa 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 the appropriate authorities and include your Combo Hunter & Concealed Carry Education Voucher.
About Your Certification
What is the proof of online Iowa Online Hunter Education & Handgun Safety Training Course completion?
Once you pay for and pass the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Combo Hunter & Concealed Carry Education Voucher. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Combo Hunter & Concealed Carry Education Voucher right then and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you.
What is the permanent Iowa Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons?
The Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons is proof that you have met all the requirements to legally carry a concealed handgun in Iowa.
Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents
How do I replace my Iowa online course completion document if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
To replace a lost or destroyed proof of course completion document, log in to the course and print a new one.
How do I replace my handgun permit or hunter education certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
To replace a lost or destroyed Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons, contact the authority who issued your original permit.
To replace a lost or destroyed Hunter Education Certificate, you can order one at https://ilostmycard.com/.
What are the minimum system requirements to access this course?
- A computer or mobile device with Internet access
- A soundcard and speakers or headphones
- A printer to print your course completion document
Can I access the course on my mobile device?
This course is designed to work on any mobile device, such as iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets, as well as your computer.
Username and Password
Where do I change my user information?
If you need to update your profile information or change your password, click on your username in the navigation bar at the top of the web page in the course. Re-submit your revised information using the form provided.
How do I reset my password?
If you forget your password, you can reset it from the Forgot Your Password page. You will need to enter your username and the email from your profile, and an email containing the link to reset your password will be sent. There is also a link to the Forgot Your Password? page on the Log In page for your convenience.
Will I lose everything if I log out?
When you log out, your progress is recorded so that when you log in again, you can pick up where you left off. When logging back in, you will be taken to the Course Contents page where you can see the progress you have made. You can click on a link for the last page viewed to go back to that part of the course.
How many times may I log in and out?
You may log in and out as many times as you wish. Your progress is monitored and saved.
What’s required to play the videos in the course?
Our course videos should play in all browsers. If you are having trouble playing a video, you might be able to find help at Vimeo’s FAQs. (Vimeo is the video player used in the course.)
What does the message “Your session has expired due to inactivity” mean?
If you have not been active within the course for more than 15 minutes, you will automatically be logged out of your session. A notice stating, “Your session has expired due to inactivity” will appear at the top of the course. Log back in, and you can continue interacting with the course. Your progress will have been recorded, and you should be able to continue where you left off in the course.
What happens if I get disconnected from the Internet?
If you are disconnected from the Internet, simply log back in and pick up where you left off. Your progress will be saved.
How can I contact customer support, if I have a question that isn’t covered here?
You may call us at 1-800-830-2268 to speak with a customer service representative, 9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.