Become a Hunter Education Instructor

The Hunter Education Program's goals are to reduce hunting related accidents and violations; promote safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunting; and enhance hunting traditions and values. We now have more than 2,900 instructors, who include game wardens, volunteers and professional educators. These volunteer instructors certify an average of 30,000 students per year.

Steps to Instructor Certification

  1. Complete the Hunter Education Student Course if you have not already done so.
  2. Request an instructor application.
  3. Take your completed instructor application to a TPWD Game Warden, who will interview you and submit your paperwork to TPWD. If you need a list of game wardens in your area you may contact your nearest TPWD law enforcement office.
  4. Review the complete Instructor Manual media download(PDF 3.4 MB) prior to attending the instructor training. This is required, and is available online: Instructor Manual media download(PDF 3.4 MB).
  5. Complete the Hunter Education New Instructor Course. (See New Instructor Course Schedule)

After processing your application, interview, and course results, TPWD will mail you a Congratulatory Packet with your instructor card, name tag and instructors patch.

What You Should Know: Instructor Responsibilities

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