Q. What is the Nova Scotia Certificate of Completion?

A. The Nova Scotia Certificate of Completion is issued once you have completed the online Nova Scotia Hunting Safety Course or Crossbow Safety Course. The certificate is proof you have completed the course. To complete the Hunter Education Process, please follow the steps on the Certificate to get your WRC.

Q. Is the Certificate of Completion the same as a Hunter Education Certificate?

A. Yes. The Certificate of Completion is proof that you have passed the online Hunting Safety Course. Both the Hunter and Crossbow Education Courses are in an Online-Only Format. Please follow the additional instructions to complete the certification process to get your new or updated WRC.

Q. What is the advantage of taking the online Hunting and Crossbow Safety Course?

A. With the online courses, you can take all of the coursework from the convenience of your own home. They are both offered in an online-only format. Simply follow the additional instructions to get your new or updates WRC.

Q. Do I need to take this course to obtain a hunting license?

A. The Wildlife Resources Card (WRC) is both a client identification and certification card that is required by all Nova Scotia residents in order to purchase any resident license issued under the Wildlife Act and Regulations.

Q. What is the Wildlife Resources Card?

A. The Wildlife Resources Card (WRC) is an identification card that required by all Nova Scotia residents in order to purchase any resident license issued under the Wildlife Act and Regulations. The WRC is issued in replacement of the Nova Scotia Firearm Hunting Certificate, Bow Hunting Certificate and the Fur Harvester Certificate.

Q. What steps do I need to take to complete the online Hunting Safety Course and obtain my Nova Scotia Hunter Education Certificate?

A. To obtain the Nova Scotia Hunting Safety Course:

  1. Register online with HUNTERcourse.com/novascotia.
  2. Pay the one-time course fee of $29.95 + HST for the course.
  3. Successfully complete your Nova Scotia online Hunting Safety Course.
  4. Provide proof of successfully completing your Canadian Firearm Safety Course
  5. Receive your WRC!

Q. How do I get my Nova Scotia Crossbow Certification?

A. The steps required to get your Nova Scotia Crossbow Certification are as follow:

  1. Register online with the NS Department of Natural Resources. A valid Wildlife Resources Card (WRC) is required.
  2. Confirm registration on HUNTERcourse.com and pay for the course. $29.95 + HST
  3. Successfully complete the Online Crossbow Course and you're done!
  4. Optional – you can update your WRC by contacting the NS DNR and paying a fee of $7.14 + HST. This is not required as your information is automatically updated and the certification will be reflected on your new WRC once your current one expires.

Q. When can I take the Online Education Courses?

A. The online hunter and crossbow education courses are available to anyone at any time. We strongly recommend contacting a local DNR office well in advance to make an appointment for the Final Hunter Education Exam.

Q. How do I pass the online Hunting Safety Course?

A. In order to pass the online Hunting Safety Course and get your Certificate of Completion, you must pass each chapter quiz and the final exam with a grade of at least 80%.

Q. How do I pass the online crossbow education course?

A. In order to pass the online crossbow education course, you must pass each chapter quiz with a grade of at least 80%.

Q. How much do the courses cost?

A. The cost to take the hunter or crossbow course is $29.95 + HST, which is paid during registration for the course.

Q. Why is it important to learn gun safety and take a hunter safety class?

A. Contrary to popular belief, hunting is one of the safest sports around. This is mainly due to the fact that most hunters take gun safety and hunting safety very seriously. Careless or reckless behaviour while hunting can lead to serious injury to one self or to innocent bystanders. This is why Nova Scotia requires all new hunters to take hunter education courses.

Q. How do I get a Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card?

A. If you have completed the Nova Scotia Online Hunting Safety Course, you can obtain a Wildlife Resources Card by following the instructions found on your course completion certificate.

Q. Lost Your Certificate of Completion?

A. The Certificate of Completion is required to attend the Final Hunter Education Exam at a local DNR office. If you have lost your Certificate you can login to your exam center and print out a new copy. You can also contact HUNTERcourse.com at 1-866-495-4868 or e-mail [email protected] and we will send you a copy of your Certificate of Completion.

Q. Is there a time limit to complete the online course?

A. You can take the online course at any time, day or night. However, courses must be completed within 90 days of payment at which time your access to the course will expire.

Q. What is the minimum age to take the Nova Scotia online hunter education course?

A. You must be 12 years of age or older to take the Nova Scotia online hunter education course.