Online + Field Course

The Online + Field Course is ideal for older youth and adult hunters who have been shooting and/or hunting. For younger students, adults should assist them with the online course and accompany them during the field course. Certification fee is $15. Some instructors may charge an added range or facility fee based on location and use.

The certification process consists of two parts:

  1. Online coursework: Complete the FREE TPWD online course.
  2. Pre-register for and attend a "Field Course" with a TPWD-certified hunter education instructor.

Part 1- Take the Free TPWD Online Course

Note: Online courses are also offered by "Online-only" course providers are approved for completion of Part 1 coursework; however, these vendors chage a fee for their courses - which is separate from the $15 course fee paid to the insturctor during the field course. Note: these vendors charge a fee for their course which is not associated with the $15 course fee paid to the instructor.

After completing the online homework of Part 1, print out the results and present to TPWD certified instructor at the Field Day. Print each chapter's quiz results.

Part 2- Find a Field Course

The Field Course includes: a presentation of ethical and responsible hunting, participation in a hunting skills trail, a live firing exercise, review of regulations and a final exam (score at least 75% to pass). The Field Course is completed in one day. You must pre-register for this course with the instructor to reserve a seat and find out class details, such as location and hours.

Schedule of Field Courses

When you arrive at the Field Course site:

  • Show printed results from Part 1 homework to the instructor (Quiz Results).
  • Pay the $15 fee to the instructor. Some instructors may charge additional fees for a shooting range or other facility.
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and attitude while completing the Field Day subjects (Honorably discharged or active military are exempt from live fire exercises only)
  • Take the written exam and score at least 75% correct to pass.
  • Upon successful completion of Parts 1 and 2, you will PRINT out your permanent card once the instructor submits an online payment. The instructor will let you know. You may legally hunt with a valid Texas hunting license and proof of hunter education (printed # on your TX license or your printed online certification).

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