Online + Field Course

The Internet + Field Course option is ideal for older teens and adults. Adults (e.g., parents) should assist youngsters with their FREE Internet course (see link below) and accompany them during the FIELD COURSE. Certification fee is $15 paid to instructor during the field course. The Certification Process consists of two parts:

Part 1: Find a Field Course

Find out if there will be a course in your area, first. 

SEARCH FOR and REGISTER for a Field Course HERE:

The FIELD COURSE is a minimum of 4 hours and 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?

If you cannot find a field course in your area – you can sign up for a 6-hour CLASSROOM COURSE. There is a final exam at the end of both courses – and certification is the same for both the Field and Classroom Course.

You also can ask to be put on a WAITING LIST. Hunter Education field staff will contact instructors and try to get a FIELD course set up near your location.

Part 2: Take a FREE Internet Course

If you are UNDER 17* years of age, you may select either of the following, FREE-OF-CHARGE, in preparation for the FIELD course.  (* Free option is based on date of birth.) 

If you are ANY AGE, you may take the following course FREE-OF-CHARGE.

For either of the first two courses above, print a Field Course Voucher and bring it to Field Course.  For the TPWD Course, print one page of the final quiz as proof of completion.

Field Course Preparation

When you arrive at the Field Course:

  • Give instructor FIELD COURSE VOUCHER or 1-page copy of  final TPWD course quiz.
  • Pay $15 fee to the instructor. Some instructors may charge additional fees for range or facility use.
  • Upon successful completion of the field course, you may print out your permanent certification card once the instructor closes out the course. (Note:  You will receive an auto-email with a link if you provided an email in the registration process.)


More questions? Check our FAQ page.