3 EASY steps to Hunter Certification:

1. Study & Pass Online

One-time fee.

2. Print your Certificate

After completing your

3. Need a Field Day?

Find out if you need a classroom session.

*18+ and a resident? Get certified completely online.
No in-person follow up required.

Pass your hunter safety education course from the comfort of your own home. No struggles to book a field day, no travel time, no worries. Everything you need to study and pass your hunter safety education at your fingertips.

Log in & out and study at your own pace, on your time, on your schedule. Once complete you're ready to purchase your hunting license and get hunting!

Who needs HUNTERcourse.com

How do I finalize my Hunter Education Training?

Students 17 years of age and under are required to attend a Classroom Session. You will review the material you learned online and take a written final test. Students who are 18 and older will be able to take the entire course online and then purchase their hunting license from the VA DGIF. Hunter Education Information.

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HEAR the fully narrated study guide &
SEE concepts just like you would in the field!

HUNTERcourse.com is fully narrated. All materials, including quizzes, are illustrated or animated. You don't just read.

You hear, see and interact with the course. That means you learn more.

Get up close and interactive
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HE Tools is the groundbreaking set of interactive animations used by hunting instructors in the classroom. These professional tools are built into HUNTERcourse.com.

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Sign up
and Study

To start your Virginia Hunter Education certification, sign up for the appropriate course for your age. If you are 17 years of age or younger, select and sign up for the Youth Hunter course. If you 18 years of age or older, sign up for Online Only. A one-time course fee of $24.95 is collected for either course.

Once signed up, you'll study high quality course material that has been developed by hunter education experts. You'll get to use the best interactive exercises in the industry—exercises used by hunter education instructors in the classroom. And the best part? It’s free to study. You only pay when you pass.

the Course

To make sure you are comfortable with all of the information covered in the Virginia online hunter education course, you’ll need to pass a quiz at the end of each chapter. Don’t worry. If you don’t pass a quiz on your first attempt, you can always try again. What happens after you pass the online exam?

After passing the Youth Hunter course, you'll receive a Completion Voucher. This Voucher is your ticket to a Classroom Session where you will finalize your training and pass a final written exam.

If you are taking the Adult Hunter Online-Only option, you are now finished your hunter education training, and have earned your Virginia Hunter Education Certificate. You can now buy a hunting license.

Your Certification

If you are taking the Youth Hunter course, you now need to book and attend a 6-8 hour Classroom Session to finalize your training, pass your final written exam, and get your Virginia Hunter Safety Education Card.

Sign up for your Classroom Session at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website at www.dgif.virginia.gov.