Online + Field Course

The Online + Field Course is ideal for older teens and adult students. For younger students, adults should assist them with their online course and accompany them during the FIELD COURSE. Certification fee is $15 paid to instructor during the field course. (Note: Some instructors may charge an added range or facility fee based on location and use.)

The certification process consists of two parts:

Part 1: Find a Field Course

The Field Course is completed in four hours (min.). You must pre-register for this course to reserve a seat and find out class details, such as location and hours.

PRE-REGISTER FOR A Field Course HERE!   The FIELD COURSE includes the following:

  • presentation of ethical and responsible hunting,
  • participation in a hunting skills trail,
  • live firing exercise, review of regulations and
  • a final exam (score at least 75% to pass).

CAN'T FIND a Field Course near you? Put your contact information on our WAITLIST. We will contact instructors and try to schedule a course in your area.

Part 2: Take a Free Online Course

Take a free course in preparation for your Field Course!

After completing the online homework, print out the TPWD FINAL Quiz or NRA Field Course Voucher and bring it to the Field Day Instructor.

Note: Online courses are also offered by "Online-only" course providers (for age 17 +)  and are approved for completion of Internet coursework; however, the 17+ course vendors charge a fee for their courses - which is separate from the $15 course fee paid to the instructor during a field course.  (Remember, you have two FREE course options available to you!)

Field Course Preparation

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 the field course, 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 number on your TX license or your printed online certification).

More questions? Check our FAQ page.