100% Virginia State–Approved Hunting Certificate Online Course

Approved by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and meets the standards of the International Hunter Education Association

Approved by the State of Virginia and IHEA

Virginia State–Approved

The Virginia Hunter-Ed Course is approved by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the state agency responsible for the administration of the Virginia Hunter Education Certificate.

To be approved by 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 W. Broad Street
P.O. Box 11104
Richmond, VA 23230
804-367-1000
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/

Meets IHEA-USA 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-USA) and meets the requirements of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries hunter safety mandate.

About the Standards

In 1999, IHEA-USA 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 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-USA 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 Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and IHEA-USA 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.