Vermont’s Hunter Safety Education Program
Formal hunter education efforts began in the late 1940s and later expanded nationwide until it is now required almost everywhere, including Vermont. Since the implementation of education, there has been a tremendous decline in hunting-related incidents across the country.
By completing and passing this Vermont-approved online hunting license course, you will have satisfied the classroom educational requirement for Vermont.
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Get Safe. Get Certified. It’s the Law!
Who Needs the Certificate?
State law requires anyone born on or after January 1, 1975, to complete a hunter education course before hunting in Vermont. If you were born before January 1, 1975, and have proof of having previously held a hunting license in Vermont, hunter education is not required.
Good in Other States
All states and provinces that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept Vermont Hunter Education certifications. Likewise, Vermont will accept hunter education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
Why Hunter Education?
Since states have begun requiring hunter education, over the last 30 years hunting incidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy.
Minimum Age There are no minimum age requirements to take the Vermont Hunter’s Ed Course online.
For More Information
For additional information on hunter education in Vermont, contact:
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
National Life Records/Dewey Building
1 National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3201