Official Texas Bowhunter Safety Course Online
Take this Texas–approved course to complete your online Bowhunter safety education.
pay only when you pass, unlimited exam attempts
Get Bowhunter certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass the $30.00 course.
Finish any other requirements.
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.
You do not have to be a resident of Texas 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 Bowhunter Ed
Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos
Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe bowhunting practices.
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 government agencies responsible for Bowhunter laws and regulations.
As a course provider approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Bowhunter Ed Course covers everything a new bowhunter may need to know in order to be safe in Texas while bowhunting.Sign Up For Free →
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.
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, Diana, Heidi, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, Marc, Nichole, and Thomas.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Made in the U.S.A.
This safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the U.S.A.
How do I get my state Bowhunter 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 in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt. For more information, see the Texas Bowhunter Laws and Regulations page.
Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.Sign Up For Free →
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Texas Bowhunter students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions