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Official West Virginia Hunter Safety Course

Take this West Virginia–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education. Hunter-ed.com is a delegated provider for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

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Do you need West Virginia Hunting education?

You need education to purchase a hunting license in West Virginia if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1975.

Get hunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $34.95 online course.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Requirements

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of West Virginia to take this online course.

After This Course

After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Hands-On and Written Test to complete your hunting safety certification.

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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 West Virginia Hunting Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Hunting safety education established by West Virginia. Hunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Hunting laws and regulations.

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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West Virginia Approved

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West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Building 74, 324 Fourth Ave South Charleston, WV 25303

Made in the U.S.A.

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

How do I get my West Virginia Hunter Education Card?

1. Study and pass the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources–Approved online course.

Study and pass the $34.95 course. Throughout the West Virginia Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.

2. Sign up for and attend the Hands-On and Written Test.

Immediately print out your Practical Exam Voucher, which you will need to bring with you to the Hands-On and Written Test. The Practical Exam Voucher is good for 365 days. You need to locate and sign up for the Hands-On and Written Test. To sign up, go to https://register-ed.com/programs/westvirginia/189.

Remember: Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Hands-On and Written Test.

3. Get your West Virginia Hunter Education Card.

You’ll receive your permanent Hunter Education Card after successfully completing the Hands-On and Written Test.

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West Virginia Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the West Virginia Hunter Ed Course cost?

The West Virginia Hunter Ed Course fee is $34.95.

Taking the Course

Do you need West Virginia Hunting education?

You need education to purchase a hunting license in West Virginia if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1975.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the West Virginia Hunter Ed Course?

You do not have to be a resident of West Virginia to take this online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the West Virginia Hunter Ed Course approved by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources?

The West Virginia Hunter Ed Course is approved and accepted by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Is my West Virginia Hunter Education Card accepted elsewhere?

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

Quizzes and/or Exams

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?

If you fail a unit quiz, you must restudy the unit and take the quiz again until you pass. You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

You do not have to take an exam. You have successfully completed the online course once you have passed the unit quizzes.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online West Virginia Hunter Ed Course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Practical Exam Voucher. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Practical Exam Voucher right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 365 days after course completion.

What is the permanent West Virginia Hunter Education Card?

The Hunter Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Hunter Education Card will be mailed to you by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Hunter Education Card if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Hunter Education Card, go to http://www.wvdnr.gov/lenforce/PDFFiles/HE%20Duplicate%20Card%20Application.pdf.

We’re people, not robots.

Your Hunter Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)