100% Virginia State–Approved Hunting Certificate Online Course
Approved by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and meets the standards of the International Hunter Education Association
The Virginia Hunter's Ed Course is approved by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the state agency responsible for the administration of the Virginia Hunter Education Certificate.
To be approved by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, a course must teach hunters to become:
- Safe (by following all firearm and hunting safety rules)
- Responsible (about hunting, wildlife, conservation and hunting laws)
- Knowledgeable (by knowing and demonstrating acceptable behavior and attitudes while hunting)
- Involved (in joining and participating in hunting and conservation organizations)
For additional information on hunter education in Virginia, contact:
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
4010 West Broad Street
P.O. Box 11104
Richmond, VA 23230
Meets IHEA Standards
This Virginia hunter-ed.com online hunting education course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) and meets the requirements of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries hunter safety mandate.
About the Standards
In 1999, the IHEA adopted a set of performance guidelines for basic hunter education courses. These standards have been used internationally by hunter education administrators to evaluate minimum core content in hunter education courses. Industry partners including the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and hunter-ed.com have used the revised standards to develop new student manuals and alternative delivery methods for hunter education (IHEA Standards website).
Our Commitment to Hunter Education
Hunter Ed is committed to making sure Virginia hunter education students learn the skills and information needed to have a safe, successful, and fun hunt. We strive to ensure this Virginia online hunter safety course helps you become a more knowledgeable and ethical hunter. Educated hunters play an important role in making Virginia a leader in conservation and wildlife management.
We accomplish that goal by working with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and IHEA to produce a course that's accurate, interesting, and easy to understand.
As a new hunter, you can be proud of your contributions to wildlife conservation and your role as a steward of our natural resources.