Official Hunter Safety Education Course

Take this Washington state-approved online course and complete your classroom requirement in a few hours.

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Washington Certification Card

Who Needs Hunter Education?

State Law Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1972, who buys a hunting license in Washington

Get your Washington Certification Card in 3 steps.

  1. Study and Pass the Online Course

    After passing the Washington Hunter Safety Course, you’ll pay the $19.50 course fee and immediately print out your Exam Certificate, which you will need for the Field Skills Evaluation Course.

  2. Sign Up and Attend the Required Field Skills Evaluation Course

    To complete the hunter education requirements for Washington, you must attend the Field Skills Evaluation Course portion of the Hunter Ed Safety Course. Learn more about the Field Skills Evaluation Course.

  3. Receive Your Washington Certification Card

    After successfully completing the Field Skills Evaluation Course, your permanent Washington Certification Card will be issued to you by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Studying and Completing the Online Course

Study the Course Content

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for hunter training established by the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA).

Read each unit. The units are organized to form building blocks of information. Each unit will help you understand the information in the next units.

This official training program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a safe and responsible hunter in Washington.

Pass the 16 Unit Quizzes

As you progress through the course, you’ll be given the opportunity to demonstrate how well you’re understanding the hunter safety topics by taking a quiz at the end of each unit.

You’ll need to score 80% or greater on the unit quiz before moving on to the next unit.

If you don’t pass a unit quiz, that’s no problem. You’ll just go back and take the quiz as many times as you need to pass it.

Pass the Final Exam

After completing all units, you’ll have the choice to proceed directly to the online Certification Exam, or you may first take a practice exam.

Both the practice exam and the Certification Exam cover all the course material and will assess your knowledge of hunting safely in Washington.

You must score 80% or greater on the final exam to pass. If you fail the final exam, don’t worry; you have unlimited attempts to pass.

After Passing the Online Course…

After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Field Skills Evaluation Course to complete your hunter education certification.

A Comprehensive Course in Washington Hunter Safety Education

Developed Specifically for Washington Hunters

Featuring the Best Hunting Safety Videos Available

Produced by hunter education experts and found only at hunter-ed.com, these hunter safety videos are fun to watch, and they’ll make you a better, safer hunter.

Check out the 1-minute preview and see for yourself.

Interactive Learning Exercises and Games

Your hunter safety education is reinforced by getting hands-on. Watch, click, drag, drop, shoot, and more as you progress through the hunter safety course.

Do you know when to "Shoot or Don’t Shoot"? Play Hunter Ed’s Interactive Learning Game and find out!

Comprehensive Hunter Education Content

This course includes easy-to-understand hunting safety instructions and hundreds of detailed illustrations to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a safe and responsible hunter.

Hunter Ed is the only hunting safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government hunting and wildlife agencies.

Washington Approved

Reviewed and Approved by:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
1111 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 902-2200
http://wdfw.wa.gov/

Self-Paced

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. Log in and out at any time, and we’ll keep track of your progress.

Mobile Ready

This hunter safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. It’s easy to study the course material from any place at any time.

Made in the USA

This hunting education safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, USA, and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the USA.

How do I get my state hunting license?

Depending on your age, you may be required to have a hunter education certificate in order to purchase the Washington Hunting License. For more information, see the Washington Hunter Laws and Regulations page.

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