Alaska Frequently Asked Questions
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Alaska Crossbow students most frequently ask.
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Price and Payment
How much does the Alaska Crossbow Ed Course cost?
The Alaska Crossbow Ed Course fee is $30.00.
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.”
Taking the Course
Do you need Alaska Crossbow education?
ALASKA RESIDENTS, you may not hunt with a crossbow for big game in any area unless you have successfully completed this ADF&G-approved Crossbow Education course. The certification card must be carried when hunting.
NON-RESIDENTS hunting in Alaska need to take this Crossbow-ed course.
How long will it take to complete the course?
Typically it takes about 1-2 hours to go through the online course, excluding any quizzes and/or exams and re-studying 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?
There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.
Do I have to be a resident to take the Alaska Crossbow Ed Course?
You must be a resident of Alaska to take the online course.
Course Approval and Acceptance
Is the Alaska Crossbow Ed Course approved by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game?
The Alaska Crossbow Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Quizzes and/or Exams
I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?
If you fail a unit quiz, you can take it again until you pass. You must score at least 70% on the unit quizzes to pass.
Do I have to take an online exam?
The Field Day Qualifier 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.
How do I get my Alaska Alaska Crossbow Education Certificate?
1. Study and pass the online course.
Study and pass the $30.00 course. Throughout the Alaska Crossbow Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.
2. Sign up for and attend the Field Day.
Immediately print out your Field Day Qualifier Certificate, which you will need to bring with you to the Field Day. The Field Day Qualifier Certificate is good for 365 days. You need to locate and sign up for the Field Day. To sign up, go to http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=huntered.onlinecourses&classtype=c.
Remember: Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Field Day.
3. Get your Alaska Alaska Crossbow Education Certificate.
You’ll receive your permanent Alaska Crossbow Education Certificate after successfully completing the Field Day.
Is there anything else I must do to be certified?
Once you have completed all 3 steps for certification, you’re ready to go crossbow hunting.
About Your Certification
What is the proof of online course completion?
Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Field Day Qualifier Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Field Day Qualifier Certificate right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 365 days after course completion.
What is the permanent Alaska Crossbow Education Certificate?
The Alaska Crossbow Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Alaska Crossbow Education Certificate will arrive within 2-3 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.
Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents
How do I replace my 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 Alaska Crossbow Education Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Alaska Crossbow Education Certificate, go to http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=huntered.lostcard.
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 a video is not showing up, your browser may require Adobe Flash to play them. You can download the Flash plugin for your browser at Adobe’s site.
If you are still having trouble, 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.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Hunter Information & Training (HIT) Program
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518