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Get CDFW GO ID

CDFW requires Online Registration for Hunter Education Classes.
A requirement for Online Registration is obtaining a
CDFW GO ID.

If you have previously held a CDFW fishing license, your GO ID is printed on the license.

If you have never purchased a license from CDFW, you will need to get a GO ID here: link opens in new tab or windowOnline License System or by calling telephone sales at 1-800-562-1458.  Additional information below.

New Customers
To obtain a GO ID:

  1. Go to the link opens in new tab or windowOnline License System. (For assistance with the Online License System, call (916) 928-2537, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday)
  2. Enter date of birth and last name, and click "Next"
  3. If the student is an adult it will prompt you to provide ID # (e.g., State ID/DMV, Passport).
    If the student is a youth follow the directions and use the Parent/Guardian’s ID.
  4. No matching customers will be found, select Create New Customer Record
  5. Fill in required fields and select Save
  6. Your new GO ID will be visible in the Customer Profile Info
  7. **Return to the Hunter Education Class Registration form and input your valid GO ID**

Existing Customers
To retrieve your GO ID:

  1. Go to the link opens in new tab or windowOnline License System. (For assistance with the Online License System, call (916) 928-2537, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday)
  2. Enter date of birth and last name, and click "Next"
  3. Input your Select Document ID Type (e.g. State ID/DMV, Passport)
  4. Retrieve your GO ID from your Customer Profile
  5. **Return to the Hunter Education Class Registration form and input your valid GO ID**


Hunter Education Program
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1326, Sacramento CA 95814
HunterEducation@wildlife.ca.gov | (916) 653-1235


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The agency receives federal funds. Under federal law, discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, disability, etc. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility of this agency, please contact CDFW’s EEO Officer at (916) 653-9089 or EEO@wildlife.ca.gov, the link opens in new windowEqual Employment Opportunity Commission, or the link opens in new windowU.S. Department of the Interior, or contact their office as follows:

   Chief, Public Civil Rights Division
   Department of the Interior
   1849 C Street NW
   Washington, DC 20240