Skip to main content

Official Washington Bowhunter Safety Course

Take this Washington–approved course to complete your online bowhunter safety education. Bowhunter-ed.com is a delegated provider for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Washington safety education card Lifetime Card

Get bowhunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $30.00 online course.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go bowhunting!

Do you need Washington Bowhunter education?

Washington does not require education. You can take this course if you plan on bowhunting in states that require certification.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Requirements

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of Washington 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.

Learn More

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 Washington Bowhunter Safety Education

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

Pages from a bowhunting handbook
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife logo

State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Washington Bowhunter Ed Course covers everything you may need to know in order to be safe.

Sign Up For Free

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.

Bowhunting course displayed on various devices

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.

Course outline displaying progress

Washington Approved

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife logo

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
1111 Washington St. SE Olympia, WA 98501

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

Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.

Sign Up For Free

Washington Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Washington Bowhunter Ed Course cost?

The Washington Bowhunter Ed Course fee is $30.00.

Taking the Course

Do you need Washington Bowhunter education?

Washington does not require education. You can take this course if you plan on bowhunting in states that require certification.

How long will it take to complete the course?

Typically it takes about 3 hours to go through the online course, excluding any quizzes and/or exams and restudying that you may choose to do.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the Washington Bowhunter Ed Course?

You do not have to be a resident of Washington to take this online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Washington Bowhunter Ed Course approved by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife?

The Washington Bowhunter Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Is my Washington Washington Bowhunter Education Certificate accepted elsewhere?

All U.S. states, provinces, and other countries that have mandatory bowhunter education requirements will accept the Washington Washington Bowhunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Washington will accept Bowhunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Quizzes and/or Exams

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?

If you fail a unit quiz, you must restudy the unit and take the quiz again until you pass. You must score at least 70% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Field Day Qualifier Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Washington Bowhunter Ed Course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Field Day Qualifier Exam Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Field Day Qualifier Exam Certificate right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 365 days after course completion.

What is the permanent Washington Washington Bowhunter Education Certificate?

The Washington Bowhunter Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Washington Bowhunter Education Certificate will arrive within 2-3 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Washington Bowhunter Education Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Washington Bowhunter Education Certificate, go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/huntered/duplicate_card.html.

We’re people, not robots.

Your Bowhunter Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)

Members of the Kalkomey Support Team