What kind of hunter education is available?
The Division of Wildlife offers three types of certification courses: instructor-led training, home-study courses, and proficiency testing for those 18 and older.
While hunter education is a vital part of becoming an Ohio hunter, new hunters also have the option of hunting with anapprentice hunting license before taking a hunter education course.
How much does it cost?
Hunter education in Ohio is free of charge!
Which course is right for me?
Instructor-led courses last about 8-12 hours, and take place in a classroom environment. Home-study lets you work at your own pace, but may take more time (a 3- to 4-hour classroom training and completion session is required). Proficiency testing is only for those with previous knowledge of hunting and firearms.