I took my son and daughter to take the hunter safety course. When I went to purchase their license over the counter I asked the salesperson if he needed to see the cards and he said it wasn't necessary. When someone completes the course is their name put in some database or something to approve them to purchase a license? Would the system prevent someone from purchasing a license if they haven't taken the course? Are the stores and gun shops required to ask for the card? If so many don't. Also, an online purchase simply has a check yes box, I think.