For more information
please contact the
Hunter Education Program.

Eastern Washington
Spokane office
(509) 892-1001

Ephrata office
(509) 754-4624

Yakima office
(509) 575-2740

Western Washington
Mill Creek Office
(425) 775-1311 Ext. 106

Olympia office
(360) 902-8111



Basic Hunter Education Class Schedule & Information

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:

Traditional Class
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

Online Class
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.