Washington Traditional Classroom Course


Hunter education classes focus on three broad topical areas:

  • Firearms and outdoor safety;
  • Wildlife management; and,
  • Hunter responsibility.

IMPORTANT Because of noise and recoil considerations, women who are or may be pregnant may wish to consult a physician before participating in or being in close proximity to live-fire activities.

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Successful students must pass a written test, demonstrate safe firearm handling skills, and have a positive attitude.

There is no minimum age required to enroll in hunter education, but instructors may require a parent or guardian to attend all classes if students are under 12 years of age.

About the Class

All hunter education classes are taught by instructors certified by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The classes include lectures, video, and hands-on training exercises.

The average class includes 4 - 6 sessions spanning 16+ hours.

NOTE TO ONLINE STUDENTS: If you are taking an online course, DO NOT register online for a Traditional Classroom Course.

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Traditional Class - Classroom course with an instructor. Usually 10 to 20 hours in length. Lectures, videos and hands on training exercises.

Use the search feature below to find classes by zip code. Or you can use the calendar navigation arrows to find a class by date. Click on the desired class to get more specific information about class times, the location and the instructor. Once you find the class you want to register for, follow the instructions on the class page to enroll.

September 2014