Official Virginia Hunter Safety Course Online
Take this Virginia–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education.
pay only when you pass
Get Hunting certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass the $24.50 course.
Finish any other requirements.
Get ready to go hunting!
Do you need Virginia Hunting education?
You need education if you are 12 through 15 years of age or a first-time hunter.
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Requirements
There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.
You must be a resident of Virginia to take the online course.
After this Course
If you are under 12 years of age when you REGISTER for this course, you must pass this online course and attend the Basic Hunter Education Course to complete your hunting safety certification.
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.
Comprehensive Instruction in Virginia Hunting Safety Education
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Hunting safety education established by Virginia. Hunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Hunting laws and regulations.
As a course provider approved by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Virginia Hunter Ed Course covers everything a new hunter may need to know in order to be safe in Virginia while hunting.Sign Up For Free →
Learn Your Way on Any Device
Hunter Ed offers the only online Hunting education 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.
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.
We’re people, not robots.
Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Hunter Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.
8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday
Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Diana, Heidi, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, Marc, Nichole, and Thomas.
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
7870 Villa Park Drive, PO Box 90778
Henrico, VA 23228
Made in the U.S.A.
This safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the U.S.A.
How do I get my Hunter Education Certificate?
1. Study and pass the online course.
Study and pass the $24.50 course. Throughout the Virginia Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.
2. Complete your age-dependent certification requirements.
If you are 12 years or older, after successfully completing the online course, you’ll immediately print out your permanent Hunter Education Certificate.
If you are under 12 years of age, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion, which you will need to bring with you to the Basic Hunter Education Course. You need to locate and sign up for the Basic Hunter Education Course. To sign up, go to https://register-ed.com/programs/virginia/60?.
Remember: Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Basic Hunter Education Course.
3. Get your Hunter Education Certificate.
If you are 12 years or older, the Hunter Education Certificate you printed in step 2 serves as your permanent certificate and allows you to legally purchase a hunting license or permit where required.
If you are under 12 years of age, you'll receive your permanent Hunter Education Certificate after successfully completing the Basic Hunter Education Course. After successful completion of the required Basic Hunter Education Course, your permanent Hunter Education Certificate will be mailed to you by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Virginia Hunting students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions