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.

PLEASE NOTE Your registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation.

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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Did you know that you can take part of your Washington hunter education online?

Complete the online course, then attend the Field Skills Evaluation to receive your certificate!

August 2016