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TPWD-Approved Hunter Safety Course Online

Take this Texas–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education. is a delegated provider for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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Do you need Texas Hunting education?

You need education if you were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971.

Get hunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $34.95 course, and hunters over 17 also pay a $5.25 state fee.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Requirements

You must be at least 9 years old to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of Texas to take this online course.

After This Course

If you are under 17 years of age when you REGISTER for this course, you must pass this online course and attend the Field Day to complete your hunting safety certification.


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What to Expect From Hunter Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe hunting practices.

Watch this 73-second sample to see how we put you in the hunter’s camo.

Comprehensive Instruction in Texas Hunting Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Hunting safety education established by Texas. Hunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Hunting laws and regulations.

Learn Your Way on Any Device

Hunter Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

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Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

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Texas Approved

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road Austin, TX 78744

Made in the U.S.A.

This Texas hunter safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations in the state of Texas and worldwide.

How do I get my Texas Hunter Education Certificate?

1. Study and pass the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department–Approved online course.

Study and pass the $34.95 course. Throughout the Texas Hunter Ed Course Adult, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.

2. Complete your age-dependent certification requirements.

If you are 17 years or older, after successfully completing the online course, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion.

If you are under 17 years of age, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion, which you will need to bring with you to the Field Day. You need to locate and sign up for the Field Day. To sign up, go to

Remember: Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Field Day.

3. Get your Texas Hunter Education Certificate.

If you are 17 years or older, you can access your permanent Hunter Education Certificate from and then clicking "Am I Certified." The certificate will be available within 30 days.

If you are under 17 years of age, you'll receive your temporary Hunter Education Certificate after successfully completing the Field Day. Your permanent Hunter Education Certificate will be e-mailed to you by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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We’re people, not robots.

Your Hunter Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)