Homeschoolers don’t need to carry I.D. cards. Meeting the requirements of state homeschooling laws is enough — no additional evidence is needed.
On the other hand, sometimes families desire proof of homeschooling for other reasons. It could be something simple, like qualifying for a bookstore discount or attending a teacher event at an office supply store. But proof may occasionally be needed for something more important — like meeting eligibility requirements to join a team or applying for a virtual schooling program.
For everyday use, like receiving discounts on products or reduced admission fees to local attractions, a membership card from a support group or homemade homeschooler ID may be enough. There are even free homeschooler ID cards that can be printed right from a home computer.
For other uses, it may be necessary to request a form or a letter from the homeschooler’s own district, private or virtual school or other formal entity that can verify registration or enrollment. Usually this letter can be given directly to a homeschooling parent; other times, verifications like these will be mailed or transmitted electronically to the requesting organization.