Hunter Ed Certification Options
There are four ways to get certified in Texas Hunter Education. Pick one:
- Basic Hunter Education Course - 6 hours of classroom instruction by a TPWD certified instructor.
- Enhanced Hunter Education Course - completion of an online course plus a one day 4 hour class with a TPWD certified instructor.
- Advanced Hunter Education Course - more than 6 hours of instruction by a TPWD certified instructor.
- Online Course for Complete Certification - completion of an approved online course, designed for Texas residents. You must be 17 years of age or older to register.
Additional Option: One-time, one year Hunter Education Deferral Extension
(cost: $10) Allows a person 17 years of age or older who has not completed a hunter education program to defer completion for up to one year. A deferral may only be obtained once and is only valid until the end of the current license year. A person who has been convicted or has received deferred adjudication for violation of the mandatory hunter education requirement is prohibited from applying for a deferral. The one-time Hunter Education Deferral is available at license vendors and went into effect September 1, 2004.