Class Detail

Texas Hunter Education Certification

For times, location and registration, check our Class Schedule.

Course Cost Per Person: $15.00

Course Description

Hunter Education teaches hunting safety, skills and responsibility. The course includes instruction on these important areas:

  • Hunting Rules and Regulations
  • Ethics and Responsibilities
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Modern and Primitive Sporting Arms and Ammunition
  • Safe Firearm Handling and Storage
  • Outdoor Survival and First Aid

Certification

When you successfully complete the course, you will receive a certification card.

  • Certification is good for life.
  • Texas certification is honored by all other states and Canadian Provinces.
  • You must carry your card on your person while hunting.
  • Failure is a Class C, Parks and Wildlife Code Misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine no less than $25 nor more than $500.
  • The card is not required to purchase a license in Texas, but may be in other states.
  • If you lose your card, send a written request including your full name, current mailing address and date of birth to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or visit your local TPWD office. You can also request a replacement online on the TPWD web site.

Hunter Education Requirements
Hunters certified in other states or canadian provinces are exempt, but must have proof of certification with them during the hunt.

  • If you are age 17 or over AND born on or after September 2, 1971, then you must successfully complete a hunter education course to hunt in the state of Texas.
  • If you are age 9 thru 16, then you must successfully complete a hunter education course OR be ACCOMPANIED by a licensed hunter 18 years of age or older.
  • If you are under 9 years, then you must be ACCOMPANIED by a licensed hunter. "ACCOMPANIED" means being within normal voice control range and sight of the licensed adult hunter.

Class Information

Classes we teach. For times, location and registration, check our Class Schedule.

  •  Basic Muzzleloading (combined) - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Basic Muzzleloading Pistol Shooting Course - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Basic Muzzleloading Pistol Shooting Course - STUDENT

  •  Basic Muzzleloading Rifle & Pistol Instructor Combo

  •  Basic Muzzleloading Rifle Shooting Course - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Basic Muzzleloading Rifle Shooting Course - STUDENT

  •  Basic Muzzleloading Shotgun Shooting Course - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Basic Muzzleloading Shotgun Shooting Course - STUDENT

  •  Basic Pistol & HFS Instructor combo class +

  •  Basic Pistol / Home Firearm Safety - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Basic PIstol Instructor Phase II - For New Instructors only!

  •  Basic Pistol Shooting Course - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Basic Pistol Shooting Course - INSTRUCTOR - FOR NEW INSTRUCTORS ONLY

  •  Basic Pistol Shooting Course - STUDENT

  •  Basic Rifle Shooting Course - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Basic Rifle Shooting Course - INSTRUCTOR - FOR NEW INSTRUCTORS ONLY

  •  Basic Rifle Shooting Course - STUDENT

  •  Basic Shotgun Shooting Course - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Basic Shotgun Shooting Course - INSTRUCTOR. FOR NEW INSTRUCTORS ONLY

  •  Basic Shotgun Shooting Course - STUDENT

  •  BSA Merit Badge Course: .20 or .12 Modern Shotshell Shotgun

  •  BSA Merit Badge Course: .22 Rifle

  •  BSA Merit Badge Course: Emergency Preparedness

  •  BSA Merit Badge Course: First Aid

  •  BSA Merit Badge Course: Muzzleloading

  •  BSA Merit Badge Qualfication: .22 Rifle or Shotgun

  •  BSA Venturing Crew Shooting Sports (Ranger Award elective)

  •  Chief Range Safety Officer

  •  CRSO combo for new Instructors

  •  Defensive Shotgun

  •  ECSI First Aid

  •  ECSI First Responders

  •  ECSI Wilderness First Aid

  •  First Steps Pistol Course

  •  First Steps Rifle Course

  •  First Steps Shotgun Course

  •  Hand to Hand

  •  Home Firearm Safety Course - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Home Firearm Safety Course - INSTRUCTOR - FOR NEW INSTRUCTORS ONLY

  •  Home Firearm Safety Course - STUDENT

  •  Level II Security - Non-Commissioned

  •  Level III - Commissioned [For Current Level II Guards advancing]

  •  Level III - Commissioned [For NEW security guards]

  •  Level III - Commissioned Recertification

  •  Lone Star Medic marathon

  •  NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course

  •  NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course-INSTRUCTOR

  •  NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading Course

  •  NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading Course - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Personal Protection Inside the Home - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Personal Protection Inside the Home - STUDENT

  •  Personal Protection Outside the Home - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Personal Protection Outside the Home - STUDENT

  •  Range Safety Officer

  •  Refuse to be a Victim - IDW - INSTRUCTOR

  •  Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar

  •  Texas Concealed Handgun License - NEW

  •  Texas Hunter Education Certification

Class Schedule