Got a question? The answers to the questions Virginia hunting students most frequently ask can be found below.

Price and Payment

How much does the online hunter safety course cost? How much does the Hunter Education Certificate cost?

The online course fee is $24.50. There is no charge for the Hunter Education Certificate.

Is it safe to enter my credit card information online?
Yes. You can enter your credit card online with confidence on our secure server. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as “Safety Courses 18008302268.”
Why is there a charge to “Safety Courses 18008302268” on my credit card statement?
This is the charge for your course fee. “Safety Courses 18008302268” is what appears on your card statement.

Taking the Virginia Hunter’s Ed Course

How long will it take to complete the course?
It typically takes 4-6 hours to go through the online course, excluding quizzes and any re-studying that you may choose to do.
Do I have to complete the online course all at once?
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days.

Course Authority, Recognition, and State Acceptance

Is this course approved by the state of Virginia?
This course is approved by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Is my Hunter Education Certificate accepted in other states?
All states and provinces that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept Virginia hunter education certifications. Likewise, Virginia will accept hunter education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Taking the Virginia Hunter’s Ed Course, if You Are 18 Years of Age or Older

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?
You must score at least 90% on the unit quizzes to pass. If you fail, you can take the unit quizzes over, but the timer will be reset. You will be required to repeat the unit quiz until you pass.
What is the minimum age to take the online course?
There is no minimum age to take the online course.

About the Hunter Education Certificate

What is the Hunter Education Certificate?
The online course certificate is also your Hunter Education Certificate. After completing the course by passing and paying the course fee, you may instantly print out a Virginia Hunter Education Certificate, which serves as your permanent certificate and allows you to legally purchase a hunting license in Virginia.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Certificates

How do I replace my Hunter Education Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
If your Hunter Education Certificate is lost or destroyed, go to http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/education/ to order a new one.

Taking the Virginia Hunter’s Ed Course, if You Are Under 18 Years of Age

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?
You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass. If you fail, you will be required to repeat the quiz until you pass.
Do I have to take an online final exam?
You do not have to take an online final exam. You must pass only the unit quizzes. After passing the quizzes you must locate and sign up for the required Basic Hunter Education Course to complete your Virginia hunter education requirements and receive your Hunter Education Certificate. To locate a Basic Hunter Education Course in your area, go to http://register-ed.com/programs/virginia/60.

About the Basic Hunter Education Course Voucher

What is the Basic Hunter Education Course Voucher?
The online course certificate is also your Basic Hunter Education Course Voucher. After completing the course by paying the course fee and passing the quizzes, you may instantly print out a Virginia Basic Hunter Education Course Voucher, which is valid for 365 days. You can print a Basic Hunter Education Course Voucher right then, and/or request that a PDF of the voucher be e-mailed to you. This online course certificate will allow you to be admitted to a Basic Hunter Education Course provided by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
What is the Hunter Education Certificate?
The Hunter Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the hunter education requirements and can legally hunt in the state of Virginia. You will receive the Hunter Education Certificate from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries after successfully completing the Basic Hunter Education Course.
What is the minimum age to obtain the Hunter Education Certificate?
There is no minimum age to take the online course.

Getting the Hunter Education Certificate

How do I get the hunter education card issued by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries?
Your Virginia Hunter Education Certificate will be mailed to you after you complete the in-person component of the hunter certification process.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Certificates and Vouchers

How do I replace my Hunter Education Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
If you received your permanent Virginia Hunter Education Certificate after successfully completing the in-person component of your hunter education requirements, you must contact the state to get a replacement certificate by going to http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/education/.
How do I replace my Basic Hunter Education Course Voucher if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
To replace a lost or destroyed Basic Hunter Education Course Voucher, log in to the course and print a new one.

System Requirements

What are the minimum system requirements to access this course?

The minimum system requirements to take this course are:

  • A computer with Internet access and a current Internet browser
  • A mouse or pointing device
  • Cookies enabled in browser
  • JavaScript enabled in browser

Recommended:

  • A soundcard
  • Speakers or headphones
  • A printer to print your course completion certificate
Can I access the course on my iPhone or iPad or other mobile device?
Yes, this course and all its hunting safety content is designed to work on any mobile device as well as your desktop computer.

Username and Password

How do I choose a username?

Sometimes, it can be difficult to find a username that has not already been taken by someone else taking the same course.

Try to pick something that is easy to remember but is also unique. One trick is to use a variation of your name that is easy for you to remember but difficult for others to associate with your name. For instance, you could use your middle name and spell it backward. Another way to find a unique username that is easy to remember is to compound your name with a favorite hobby, food, TV show, movie, or a character from a movie or TV show.

I need to change my username and/or password. Where do I do this?
If you need to update your profile information or change your password, click on the View Profile link under your username in the navigation bar at the top of any web page in the course. Re-submit your revised information using the form provided.
I forgot my password. How do I reset it?

If you forget your password, you can reset it from the Forgot Your Password? page. You will need to enter your username and the e-mail from your profile, and an e-mail containing the link to reset your password will be sent.

There is also a link to the Forgot Your Password? page on the Log In page for your convenience.

Logging In/Out

Do I have to complete the online course all at once?
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days.
I am afraid to log out of the course, but I don’t have all day to take it. Will I lose everything if I log out?
No, when you log out, your progress is recorded so that when you log in again, you can pick up where you left off. When logging back in, you will be taken to the Course Contents page where you can see the progress you have made. You can click on a link for the last page viewed to go back to that part of the course.
How many times may I log in and out?
You may log in and out as many times as you wish. Your progress is monitored and saved.

Troubleshooting

What does the message “Your session has expired due to inactivity” mean?
If you have not been active within the course for more than 15 minutes, you will automatically be logged out of your session. A notice stating, “Your session has expired due to inactivity.” will appear at the top of the course on a yellow background. Log back in, and you can continue interacting with the course. Your progress will have been recorded, and you should be able to continue where you left off in the course.
What happens if I get disconnected from the Internet while taking the course?
If you are disconnected from the Internet, simply log back in and pick up where you left off. Your progress in the course will be saved.
Why aren’t the animations or videos displaying?
If you are unable to view the animations or videos, make sure that Adobe Flash Player is installed on your system.
I have a question that isn't covered here. How can I contact Hunter Ed?
You may call Hunter Ed at 1-800-830-2268 to speak with a customer service representative, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to midnight CST and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.