Hunter education training is required in Washington
State for all hunters born after January 1, 1972. The
Department of Fish and Wildlife offers two distinct
types of hunter education training opportunities, including:
WDFW strongly recommends the traditional hunter education
class. One or more instructors typically offer detailed
classroom instruction, practical exercises and live-firing
activities to prepare successful students. Register Now
This hunter education course has the same hunter safety content as the Washington DFW classroom course. Completing this course will prepare you for the Field Evaluation Course. Register Now
Note: All Basic classes only allow ONLINE REGISTRATION.
Washington Military Exemption
Active members of the U.S. military are exempt from the range evaluation session of the Online Hunter Education Course. You must send your Washington State Exam Certificate, documents showing you are an active member of the United States Military, and your Washington Online Military Exemption Form to WDFW – Hunter Education Program at 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091.