Advanced Hunter Education Course and Workshops
The Advanced Course category covers a variety of offerings from the Advanced Course for certification, to Mentored Hunts or Special Workshops that focus on a particular type of hunting or unique skill. Workshops could cover subjects such as: Waterfowl Hunting, Deer Hunting, Small Game Hunting with Children, Field Dressing and Processing Deer, Tracking Wildlife, Cooking Wild Game, Alligator Hunting, Sighting in a Rifle & Gun Cleaning, and Outdoor Survival Skills.
The Advanced Course for certification will include more than 6 hours of classroom instruction and involve more content and activities than our Basic Hunter Education Course. The fee for the certification is $15. Some instructors may apply additional charges for the class, such as range or facility fees.
You need to make a reservation with the instructor to attend a course. Check with the instructor for directions and any special instructions prior to going to class.
We are currently transitioning to a new registration system. For the present time, both Basic and Advanced Classes are listed in the following schedule. Be sure to verify with the instructor that the class you are registering for is the Advanced Course.
You may also contact your local Texas Parks and Wildlife Department office or call TPWD Austin headquarters at 1-800-792-1112, ext. 62.
When you arrive at the course:
- Pay the $15 fee to the instructor.
- Attend the entire course.
- Take the written exam and get at least 75% correct to pass.
- Upon successful completion, you will receive a temporary card. Your instructor will send in the originals for processing. You may legally hunt with a valid Texas hunting license and your temporary certification card. Your permanent Texas Hunter Education certification card will be mailed out within a short period of time.
More questions? Check our FAQ page.