Duplicate hunter education certificates

All hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972 are required to show either a previous year's hunting license or a duplicate hunter education training certificate before they can purchase a Washington hunting license. License vendors are required to see a valid hunter education training certificate.

Duplicate hunter education training certificates cost $8. An official application (available online or by fax, mail or in person from any Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regional office) is required.

Please allow a minimum of two weeks to process a request for duplicate hunter education certificate.

For the fastest service, please call the nearest WDFW regional office to see if you can obtain a same-day temporary certificate after completing and returning the official application form.

New certificates 

Duplicate certificates make a great birthday or Christmas gift! Printed and embossed on durable, credit-card-style plastic, the card is very popular and well worth the money.

Out-of-state hunters

Increasingly, adult hunters leaving Washington to hunt elsewhere are discovering they cannot purchase a hunting license unless they, too, have proof of hunter education course completion. Don't invest thousands of dollars on a hunt and discover you can't go! Enroll in a hunter education class long before you plan to leave on your hunt. If you need a duplicate hunter education certificate, don't wait until the last minute! Act now to obtain your duplicate hunter education card.