Vermont Trapper Education Course
Before taking the Trapper Education course, students must first complete the prerequisite online course or have a completed manual & workbook. Trapper Education students are required to bring the online course completion certificate, or a completed workbook when they come to class.
Would-be trappers must successfully complete the Trapper Education course in order to purchase their trapping license. All courses, reading materials, and exams are written at a 6th grade reading level.
Reasonable accommodations can be made on request at no cost to the student. If you need an accommodation, please give as much notice as possible. If you need accommodations, please click this box and you will be contacted by a staff member.
Courses are available year-round, but our peak season is August through October. If you fail to find a course that meets your needs, check back frequently. This site is updated as new courses are scheduled.
All courses are led by certified volunteer instructors, all are free, including materials.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, experience level, sex, or gender identity. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request at no cost to the student. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information. Requests should be made as early as possible, for example an interpreter must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Please send an e-mail to: Nicole.Meier@vermont.gov 802-828-1193 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).