The West Virginia Hands-On and Written Test

You must pass both the online and Hands-On and Written Test portions of the Hunting education course in order to complete the West Virginia Hunting education requirements.

Important Hands-On and Written Test Information

Locating and Signing Up for the Hands-On and Written Test

After passing the online portion of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Hunting education course, you will need to locate and sign up for the required Hands-On and Written Test.

Locate and sign up for the Hands-On and Written Test in your area.

Important! Bring your Practical Exam Voucher to the Hands-On and Written Test as proof of having completed the online course.

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

What to Expect at the Hands-On and Written Test

This is 4–6 hours, depending on the number of students attending and will include:

  • a classroom session
  • outdoor shooting
  • blood trailing
  • demonstrations of tree stand safety
  • survival skills

Most of the classroom topics will pertain to West Virginia-specific regulations and issues that are not covered in this online course. Be sure to have proper clothing for the outdoor sessions.

After attending and passing the Hands-On and Written Test portion of the Hunting education requirement, you will receive your Hunter Education Card.

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions West Virginia Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions