Hunter Education




(Updated as instructors set up classes)

Pre-registration is required for all classes by going to the link listed with each class. Special arrangements and testing procedures can be made for persons with disabilities. Contact the Wildlife Department at (405) 521-4636 two weeks prior to course if person has disabilities which require special arrangements.

Registration for each class will require first & last name, phone #, and/or e-mail.


Hunters ages 9 and younger are not eligible to take the test for Hunter Education certification; instead, these hunters will be able to buy an apprentice-designated hunting license. Online License Sales

Anyone age 30 or younger may buy an apprentice-designated hunting license. A hunter age 31 years or older is not required to have hunter education in Oklahoma.


ODWC offers three options to take the Hunter Education course

Classroom only courses

The instructor will lead the students through all eight hours of the class. Classes typically run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays, but can also be broken into two or three days.

Online course

If you are 10 or older and an Oklahoma resident you can complete the course online and print out your own Hunter Education card. Once complete you are fully certified and do not have to take additional class work. This option is great for last minute certification or adults that want to hunt out of state but not attend a full 8 hour class.

Click here for the online Hunter Education course

Home Study Courses

The student will complete half of the course on their own using the online course or by completing a workbook. The other half of the class will be lead by an instructor. On two-day courses no phone number will be listed, simply show up for the class and the instructor will give you the materials.

Click here for the home study class

Oklahoma accepts hunter education certificates from all states so if you can't find a course near you, you may want to consider a course in a neighboring state or our online course. Click one of the states below to see if they are offering a course near you.

Missouri Hunter Education
Kansas Hunter Education
Arkansas Hunter Education
Texas Hunter Education

To check others states hunter education requirements please click HERE. The International Hunter Education Association Web page will open in a new browser. You can close the window by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner and return to the Wildlife Department's Web site.

Oklahoma Youth Hunter Education Challenge

Bowhunter Education Program