Hunter Education


"No Hunter Ed? Get an apprentice-designated license"

ODWC offers three options to take the Hunter Education course

Classroom only courses

The instructor will lead the students through all eight hours of the class. Classes typically run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays, but can also be broken into two or three days. Home Study Course Materials 

Home study courses

The student will complete half of the course on their own using the online course or by completing a workbook. The other half of the class will be lead by an instructor. On two-day courses no phone number will be listed, simply show up for the class and the instructor will give you the materials. Click here for the internet version of the home study class

Note: There are some home study classes where you need to complete the home study work and/or turn it in before you can pre-register for the class.



Online course

If you are 10 or older and an Oklahoma resident you can complete the course online and print out your own Hunter Education card. Once complete you are fully certified and do not have to take additional class work. This option is great for last minute certification or adults that want to hunt out of state but not attend a full 8 hour class. Click here for the internet version of the Hunter Education course.


If a phone number is not listed, pre-registration is not required. Special arrangements and testing procedures can be made for persons with disabilities. Contact the Wildlife Department at (405) 521-4636 two weeks prior to course if person has disabilities which require special arrangements.



(Updated as instructors set up classes)


When registering by phone or email please have name, date of birth, and phone number of everyone you are regristering.



Hunters ages 9 and younger are no longer eligible to take the test for Hunter Education certification; instead, these hunters will be able to buy an apprentice-designated hunting license.

Anyone age 30 or younger may buy an apprentice-designated hunting license.

September 19, 2019th: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 20th: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.LawtonGreat Plains Tech CenterComancheNo pre-registration is required. Must attend both days.  Mike Carroll
September 208 a.m. - 4 p.m.MangumGreer County FairgroundGreerNo pre-registration required.  Brandon Lehrman
September 208:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.ChecotahMasonic LodgeMcIntoshNo pre-registration required. For more information contact (918) 617-0126.W. Gentry Street Ed Rodebush
September 208 a.m. - 5 p.m.PorumPorum High SchoolMuskogeeNo pre-registration required.  Gary Wilcox
September 20 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.PoteauPoteau Tech CenterLeFlore No pre-registration required.  Thomas Gilham
September 208:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.ArdmoreSouthern Oklahoma Tech CenterCarterNo pre-registration required.2610 Sam Noble Parkway73401Jeremy Brothers
September 208 a.m. - 5 p.m.WoodwardHigh Plains Tech Center - Seminar CenterWoodwardNo pre-registration required.3921 34th Street73801Mark Reichenberger
September 208 a.m. - 5 p.m.WayneMid America Tech CenterMcClainNo pre-registration required.27438 State Hwy 5973095Brian Meskimen
September 218 a.m. - 5 p.m.BartlesvilleArrow ShopWashingtonPre-registration is required. To register call (918) 331-5798.3400 Tuxedo Blvd Joe Alexander
September 24, 256 p.m. - 10 p.m. (both days)AtokaAtoka Tech CenterAtokaPre-registration is required. To register call (580) 889-7321. Must attend both days.  AJ Young
September 278 a.m. - 5 p.m.WagonerWagoner Civic CenterWagonerNo pre-registration required.  Rick Stafford
October 49 a.m. - 6 p.m.Ft. GibsonFt. Gibson High School CafeteriaMuskogeeNo pre-registration required.  Lark Wilson
October 48 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.MorrisonHilltop Country ChurchNoblePre-registration required. To register call (580) 724-3656. Lunch will be provided.25301 John Wayne Doug Gottschalk
October 48 a.m. - 5 p.m.PryorNortheast Tech CenterMayesNo pre-registration required.6195 W Hwy 20 Travis Garrett
October 49 a.m. - 6 p.m.VinitaVinita Community CenterCraigNo pre-registration required.  Charles Lawless
October 48 a.m. - 5 p.m.HollisHollis First Baptist ChurchHarmonNo pre-registration required.  Cody Jones
October 48 a.m. - 4 p.m.ChoctawEastern Oklahoma County Technology CenterOklahomaPre-registration required. To register call (405) 390-5353.4601 N Choctaw Rd73020Tim Campbell
October 48 a.m. - 5 p.m.KellyvilleCreek County FairgroundsCreekNo pre-registration required.Hwy 33 & Hwy 66 Dwight Luther
October 48 a.m. - 5 p.m.AdaPontotoc County Tech CenterPontotocNo pre-registration required. For more information call (580) 399-9289.601 W 33rd St74820Dale Stites
October 48 a.m. - 5 p.m.CherokeeBaker BuildingAlfalfaPre-registration is required. To register call (580) 541-0820. Lunch will be provided.201 N Grand Ave Ben Bickerstaff
October 49 a.m. - 6 p.m.EnidGrand National Quail ClubGarfieldPre-registration is required. To register call (580) 233-5682. 9.5 miles north of Hwy 412 and 81 juntion. Located on the east side of the road. For more information contact game warden Phillip Cottrill at (580) 541-0819. Phillip Cottrill
October 48 a.m. - 5 p.m.LaverneFire DepartmentHarperNo pre-registration required.  Blake Cottrill
October 49 a.m. - 6 p.m.SallisawCentral High SchoolSequoyahNo pre-registration required.  Jerry Henry
October 49 a.m. - 6 p.m.SeminoleSeminole State College Room 104SeminolePre-registration required. To register call (405) 380-8995.   Tyler Howser
October 4, 119 a.m. - 12 p.m. (both days)ColbertHome Study Colbert Methodist ChurchBryanNo pre-registration required. Must attend both days.   Danny Clubb
October 58 a.m. - 5 p.m.NowataNowata City County LibraryNowataNo pre-registration required.224 S Pine St74048David Clay
October 6, 75 p.m. - 9 p.m. (both days)KingfishKingfisher County FairgroundKingfisherNo pre-registration required.13th Street Blake Pearson
October 6, 76 p.m. - 10 p.m. (both days)McAlesterKiamichi Tech CenterPittsburgNo pre-registration required. Must attend both days.  Todd Tobey
October 10, 1110th: 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 11th: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.FairviewNorthwest Tech Center - Fairview CampusMajorPre-registration is required. To register call (580) 227-3708. Must attend both days.One mile west of Fairview on Hwy 60 Frank Huebert
Ocober 118 a.m. - 5 p.m.MadillOSU Extension OfficeMarshallNo pre-registration required.4th Street Linda Powell
October 118 a.m. - 5 p.m.ShawneeGordon Cooper Tech CenterPottawatomieNo pre-registration required.Hwy 18 & I-40 Mike France
October 118 a.m. - 5 p.m.OkemahOkfuskee County FairgroundsOkfuskeeNo pre-registration required.   Nathan Erdman
October 119 a.m. - 5 p.m.Boise CityPanhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. BuildingCimarronNo pre-registration required.One block west of the Court House73933Rusty Menefee
October 119 a.m. - 5 p.m.GuthrieAmerican Legion HallLoganNo pre-registration rquired. For more information call (405) 850-9607.123 N 1st73044Wade Farrar
October 118 a.m. - 4 p.m.JenksJenks High School - Building #6TulsaNo pre-registration required. For more information contact (918) 299-2334.205 E "B" St74037Carlos Gomez
October 118 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Ponca CityConoco Phillips 4th Street ClubhouseKayPre-registration required. To register call (580) 761-6565.  Spencer Grace
October 118 a.m. - 5 p.m.IdabelKiamichi Tech CenterMcCurtainNo pre-registration required.  Kenny Lawson
October 118 a.m. - 5 p.m.HeavnerHeavner School CafeteriaLeFlore No pre-registration required.  Randy Fennell
October 119 a.m. - 6 p.m.StiglerKiamichi Tech CenterHaskellNo pre-registration required. For more information contact (918) 429-31221410 Old Military Rd.74462Allen Couch
October 119 a.m. - 5 p.m.ShilderOK Housing Authority Safe HouseOsageNo pre-registration required. For more information contact (580) 761-4097201 Cosden Ave74652Larry Green
October 11, 1211th: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 12th: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. BeaverBeaver County FairgroundsBeaverNo pre-registration required.  Mike Baker
October 188 a.m. - 5 p.m.NormanCleveland County FairgroundsClevelandPre-registration required. To register to call (405) 321-4774.615 E Robinson St73071Chad Strang
October 22, 235 p.m. - 9 p.m. (both days)HorntownMoss SchoolHughesNo pre-registration. For more information call (405)380-6729.1 mile south and 1 mile east of Hwys 270 & 75 Tom Cartwright
November 88 a.m. - 5 p.m.Burns FlatWestern Tech CenterWashitaNo pre-registration reqiured.  Jeff Headrick
November 158 a.m. - 5 p.m.KellyvilleCreek County FairgroundsCreekNo pre-registration required.Hwy 33 & Hwy 66 Dwight Luther

Oklahoma accepts hunter education certificates from all states so if you can't find a course near you, you may want to consider a course in a neighboring state or our online course. Click one of the states below to see if they are offering a course near you.

Missouri Hunter Education
Kansas Hunter Education
Arkansas Hunter Education
Texas Hunter Education

To check others states hunter education requirements please click here. The International Hunter Education Association Web page will open in a new browser. You can close the window by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner and return to the Wildlife Department's Web site.

Oklahoma Youth Hunter Education Challenge

Bowhunter Education Program