Official Hunter Safety Education Course
Take this West Virginia state-approved online course and complete your classroom requirement in a few hours.
State Law Anyone born on or after January 1, 1975, must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase a West Virginia hunting license.
Get your West Virginia Hunter Education Card in 3 steps.
Study and Pass the Online Course
After passing the West Virginia Hunter Safety Course, you’ll pay the $24.50 course fee and immediately print out your Practical Exam Voucher, which you will need for the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test.
Sign Up and Attend the Required Practical (hands-on) and Written Test
To complete the hunter education requirements for West Virginia, you must attend the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test portion of the Hunter Ed Safety Course. Learn more about the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test.
Receive Your West Virginia Hunter Education Card
After successfully completing the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test, your permanent West Virginia Hunter Education Card will be issued to you by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.Ready? Start the Course Today →
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 West Virginia.
Pass the 9 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.
The Practical Exam Voucher
After passing all the unit quizzes with a score of 80% or greater you will have demonstrated successful mastery of the classroom portion of the West Virginia hunter safety course material, and you will receive your Practical Exam Voucher.
You will bring your Practical Exam Voucher to the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test as proof of having completed and passed the online course.
After Passing the Online Course…
After passing the online course, you are required to attend the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Practical (hands-on) and Written Test to complete your hunter education certification.
A Comprehensive Course in West Virginia Hunter Safety Education
Developed Specifically for West Virginia 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.
West Virginia Approved
Reviewed and Approved by:
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Building 74, 324 Fourth Ave
South Charleston, WV 25303
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.
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 West Virginia Hunting License. For more information, see the West Virginia Hunter Laws and Regulations page.
Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.