Official Texas Bowhunter Safety Course

Take this Texas–approved course to complete your online bowhunting safety education.

Get bowhunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $30.00 course.

  2. Finish any education requirements.

  3. Get ready to go bowhunting!

Do you need Texas Bowhunter education?

Texas does not require bowhunter education. You can take this course to bowhunt in states that require certification.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Requirements

You must be at least 12 years old to take this online course.

After this Course

After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Field Day to complete your Bowhunter safety certification.

What To Expect From This Course

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining story lines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe bowhunting practices.

Watch this 67-second sample to see how we put you in the bowhunter's camo.

Comprehensive Instruction in Texas Bowhunter Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Bowhunter safety education established by Texas. Bowhunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government agencies responsible for Bowhunter laws and regulations.

State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Bowhunter's Ed Course covers everything a new Bowhunter may need to know in order to be safe in Texas while bowhunting.

Bowhunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government agencies responsible for Bowhunter laws and regulations.

Learn Your Way on Any Device

Bowhunter Ed offers the only online Bowhunter education courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

We’re people, not robots.

Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Bowhunter Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Cecilia, Diana, Heidi, Josh, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free



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Texas Approved

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

Made in the USA

This safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, USA, and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the USA.

How do I get my state Bowhunter safety license?

Bowhunter education is currently required in many states. An approved Bowhunter safety course is required to comply with the laws and regulations in those jurisdictions. Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Texas Bowhunter Education Certificate. For more information, see the Texas Bowhunter Laws and Regulations page.

Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Texas Bowhunter students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions