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Official Maine Crossbow Safety Course

Take this Maine–approved course to complete the online portion of your crossbow hunter safety education. Crossbow Ed is a delegated provider for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.

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Get certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $30.00 online course.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go crossbow hunting!

Do you need Maine Crossbow education?

Any person (resident or non-resident) who is 16 years of age or older and applies for a crossbow hunting permit must hold a valid license to hunt big game. In addition, he or she must either:

  • Show proof of having successfully completed an archery or firearms hunter education course and a crossbow hunter education course OR…
  • Provide evidence of having held any valid hunting license and a valid permit or license that authorized the use of a crossbow. (Junior hunting licenses and apprentice hunter licenses are not valid.)

Course Requirements

You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.

There is no residential requirement to take this online course.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Final Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% 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.

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 crossbow hunting practices.

Comprehensive Instruction in Maine Crossbow Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Crossbow safety education established by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. Crossbow Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials that cover Crossbow safety best practices and regulations.

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State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, the Maine Crossbow Course covers everything you may need to know in order to be safe.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Crossbow 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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Maine Approved

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Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
284 State Street Augusta, ME 04333-0041

Made in the U.S.A.

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

How do I get my Crossbow safety license?

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We’re people, not robots.

Your Crossbow 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)