Vermont’s Hunter Safety Education Program

Formal hunter education efforts began in the late 1940s and later expanded nationwide until it is now required almost everywhere, including Vermont. Since the implementation of education, there has been a tremendous decline in hunting-related incidents across the country.

By completing and passing this Vermont-approved online hunting license course, you will have satisfied the classroom educational requirement for Vermont.

Get Safe. Get Certified. It’s the Law!

Who Needs the Certificate?

If you do not have previous or current hunting or combination license from a state or Canadian province, you must successfully complete an approved hunter education course before you apply for a hunting license.

Good in Other States

All states and provinces that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept Vermont Hunter Education certifications. Likewise, Vermont will accept hunter education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Why Hunter Education?

Since states have begun requiring hunter education, over the last 30 years hunting incidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy.

Age Restrictions

Minimum Age There are no minimum age requirements to take the Vermont Hunter’s Ed Course online.

For More Information

For additional information on hunter education in Vermont, contact:

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
National Life Records/Dewey Building
1 National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3201