Virginia Hunter Education Home Study Course, Classroom Session


Overview

The Hunter Education Home-Study Course, Classroom Session provides practical firearm handling exercises, tree stand safety, ethical discussions, and hunting laws. The classroom session is an in-person requirement for students who have chosen to take a portion of their safety education class online at http://homestudy.ihea.com/index.htm.

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These classes are generally free of charge and do meet the requirement for certification in Hunter Education.

After successfully completing the course quizzes online, they must be printed and brought to the classroom session.

The classroom session for Internet-based courses is offered on a limited basis statewide. Be sure that this event is offered in your area before completing the online home-study portion.

Replacement Cards

Please call 1-866-721-6911 Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays) for replacement certification cards. There is a $10 fee for replacement cards. You will be requested to provide the following information: your full name, date of birth, approximate date (year or month/year) of class, and current mailing address. If your attendance can be verified, a duplicate card will be issued.

Volunteer Instructors

Hunting, bowhunting, and trapping courses in Virginia are taught primarily by trained volunteer instructors. If you are interested in becoming an instructor, please contact us through the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website at http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/education/.

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Internet-based courses allow a portion of the class to be completed on-line. They also require a six-hour classroom session involving practical firearm handling exercises, treestand safety, ethical discussions, and hunting laws. A portion of the class must be completed at http://homestudy.ihea.com/index.htm. After successfully completing the course quizzes on-line, they must be printed and brought to the classroom session. Internet-based courses are offered on a limited basis statewide. Be sure that one is offered in your area before completing the on-line portion. There is generally no charge. These classes meet the requirement for certification in Hunter Education.

The list of hunter education classes, including bowhunting and trapping education classes, is provided by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Hunter Education Program. If you do not see a class in your area, please check back soon. Classes may be added at any time; however, most are offered just before the hunting or trapping seasons. You must attend all scheduled times and dates to complete a course.

Please call 1-866-721-6911 Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM (except holidays) for replacement certification cards. There is a $10 fee for replacement cards. You will be requested to provide the following information: your full name, date of birth, approximate date (year or month/year) of class, and current mailing address. If your attendance can be verified, a duplicate card will be issued.

Hunting and trapping courses in Virginia are taught primarily by trained volunteer instructors. If you are interested in becoming an instructor, please contact us through the Department website at http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/.

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