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Official Virginia Hunter Safety Course

Take this Virginia–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education.

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Do you need Virginia Hunting education?

You need education if you are 12 through 15 years of age or a first-time hunter.

Get hunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $29.50 online course.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources Requirements

You must be at least 11 years old to take this online course.

You must be a resident of Virginia to take the online course.


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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 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.

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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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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.

9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Katy, Heidi, Josh, Misty, Liz, Allen, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free



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Virginia Approved

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Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
7870 Villa Park Drive, PO Box 90778 Henrico, VA 23228 804-367-1000

Made in the U.S.A.

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

How do I get my Virginia Hunter Education Certificate?

1. Study and pass the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources–Approved online course.

Study and pass the $29.50 course. Throughout the Virginia Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.

2. Print your Hunter Education Certificate.

After successfully completing the online course, you’ll be able to immediately print out your Hunter Education Certificate.

3. Get ready to go hunting!

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.

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