Do you need Virginia Hunting education?
You need education if you are 12 through 15 years of age or a first-time hunter.
There is no minimum age requirement to take the Virginia Hunter Ed Course.
You must be a resident of Virginia to take the online course.
Hunting education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
Why Hunting Safety Education Is Important
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.
All U.S. states, provinces, and countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Hunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Virginia will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
7870 Villa Park Drive, PO Box 90778
Henrico, VA 23228
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Virginia Hunting students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions