With COVID-19 restrictions loosening throughout the state, Hunter Education instructors are now scheduling instructor-led, in person classes. Please keep in mind the following:
- Classes will be limited to a total of 40 people, including the instructor, students, parents and other visitors.
- Masks are not required, but strongly recommended for everyone in the classroom.
- A social distance of at least six feet between individuals from different households will be observed, whenever possible.
These guidelines will also be followed during the in-person field day portion of the course. The virtual field day option will be offered until May 31. If you register for a virtual field day, your Hunter Education instructor will email you detailed instructions on how to complete the field day requirements.
For more information, check the "Additional Instructions" section of the course you wish to register for.
Instructor-led hunter education
- Total class time:
- Typically six to 12 hours
- Class meets:
- 1–2 nights a week,
3–4 weeks long
- $10.00 for a Hunter Education Registration Certificate*
- Online registration — see the steps below
* Some facilities charge to rent a room or range, which increases the cost.
Course includes instruction on firearm safety, hunter responsibility, wildlife management, survival, wildlife ID and more.
It typically runs for 3–4 weeks with classes meeting one or two nights per week. At the end of the course, you will take a final written exam and undergo a live-fire shooting exercise. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.
How to take this course
- Purchase a Registration Certificate. Purchase a Hunter Education Registration Certificate ($10) before registering for a class. You may purchase a certificate online or at any division office or license agent location.
- Find a course in your area and register online.