You need West Virginia hunter education to purchase a West Virginia hunting license if you were born on or after January 1, 1975.

Get Your Hunter Education in
3 Easy Steps


Study and pass the
$24.95 online course.

Take the course wherever, whenever! Log in and study at your own pace. The course saves your progress wherever you leave off.


Attend a
field day.

Once you have completed the online portion of your hunter safety course, you must attend a field day and pass your final written exam to get your West Virginia Hunter Safety Education Certificate.


Go hunting!

It's that easy!

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What is the West Virginia Hunter Safety Practical Exam Voucher?


The West Virginia Practical Exam Voucher is issued once you have completed the West Virginia Online Hunter Safety Course. The voucher is your admission ticket into a West Virginia DNR Hunter Safety Practical Exam where you will complete your hunter safety exam and obtain your West Virginia Hunter Education Certificate.


Is the West Virginia Practical Exam Voucher the same as a Hunter Education Certificate?


No. The Practical Exam Voucher is proof that you have passed the online hunter safety course and allows you to take a Practical Exam, where you will be issued a hunter education certificate once you have successfully completed the final hunter safety exam.


What is the advantage of taking the online hunter safety course?


The traditional West Virginia Hunter Education Course is about 12 hours in length and is usually given over a number of weeknights and/or weekends. With the online hunter safety course, you can do all of the coursework from home. You will only need to take a Practical Exam in order to obtain your West Virginia Hunter Education Certificate.


What steps do I need to take to complete the online hunter safety course and obtain my West Virginia Hunter Education Certificate?


The West Virginia Hunter Safety Course can be completed in 4 Steps:

  1. Study the online hunter safety course.
  2. Pass each chapter's hunter safety test.
  3. Print the Practical Exam Voucher.
  4. Attend a West Virginia DNR Hunter Safety Exam to get certified.


How do I pass the online hunter safety course?


In order to pass the online hunter safety course and get your Practical Exam Voucher, you must pass each chapter quiz with a grade of at least 80%.


How do I get a replacement West Virginia Hunter Education Card?


If you have misplaced your card you can contact your local license agent; pick up an application for a duplicate card; complete it and mail it, along with a $10 check or money order, to one of the addresses listed on the application. You can get the application online at the link.


What if I lost my Hunter Safety Practical Exam Voucher?


The Practical Exam Voucher is required to attend the West Virginia DNR Practical Exam. If you have lost your voucher, you can sign in to your exam center and print out a new copy. You can also contact by phone at 1-866-495-4868 or by e-mail at [email protected], and we will send you a copy of your voucher.


Is there a time limit to complete the online course?


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.

What to Expect from

Highly Engaging Coursework

The West Virginia course immerses you in an online hunter education course that is professionally narrated, beautifully illustrated, and designed to ensure your West Virginia hunter education training is successful. All of our hunter courses include a groundbreaking set of interactive animations used by hunting instructors in the classroom.

Learn Your Way on Any Device offers online courses that are 100% mobile friendly from beginning to end. This means that the course is designed to work on all of your preferred devices, including: smartphones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers.

We Save Your Progress allows you to complete your hunter education at your own pace. Your course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over a few days. It’s completely up to you. You may log in and out of the course at any time, we’ll keep track of your progress. You pick up the course where you left off.

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