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Official Virginia Bowhunter Safety Course

Take this Virginia–approved course to complete your online bowhunter safety education.

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Get bowhunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $30.00 online course.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go bowhunting!

Do you need Virginia Bowhunter education?

You need bowhunter education in Virginia if you are hunting on a military base or if you are participating in a county and/or city hunting program that specifically states bowhunter education is required. Lastly, you need bowhunter education if you are hunting in another state that requires bowhunter education.

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources Requirements

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

You must be a resident of Virginia to take the online course.

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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.

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

Comprehensive Instruction in Virginia Bowhunter Safety Education

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

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State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, the Virginia Bowhunter covers everything you may need to know in order to be safe.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Bowhunter Ed offers online 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.

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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.

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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.

9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Katy, Heidi, Josh, Misty, Liz, Allen, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free

or

214-351-0461

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Virginia Approved

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Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
7870 Villa Park Drive, PO Box 90778 Henrico, VA 23228 804-367-1000

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

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 Bowhunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt. For more information, see the Virginia Bowhunter Laws and Regulations page.

Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.

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