Washington Hunting Laws and Regulations
Passing this Hunting safety course will complete your online safety education for Washington.
pay only when you pass, unlimited exam attempts
Do you need Washington Hunting education?
You need education to purchase a hunting license in Washington if you were born after Jan. 1, 1972.
There is no minimum age requirement to take the Washington Hunter Ed Course.
You do not have to be a resident of Washington to take this 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 Certification Card. Likewise, Washington will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
1111 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Washington Hunting students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions