Hunter Education Instructor Course - 04/17/2021 - (948497)

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Apr 17
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
MRRA - Hunters Education Course
Mission Ridge Range and Academy
4507 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78249
Hunter Education is required for all hunters born after 2 September 1971 and is good in all 50 States and International locations.Get directions
Instructor: John Thompson

Become a Hunter Education Instructor

Hunter Education's goals are to reduce hunting related accidents and violations; promote safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunting; and enhance hunting traditions and values. We now have more than 3,400 active instructors, including TPWD staff & game wardens, volunteers and professional educators. Instructor-led courses certify an average of 23,000 students per year.

Steps to Instructor Certification

  1. Complete the Hunter Education Student Course ( Note: If you are interested in teaching Bowhunter Education ( , you must complete the Student portion of both Hunter and Bowhunter Education, then follow the steps outlined below.
  2. Register for a Hunter Education Instructor Course - see Instructor Course Schedule ( . Many Instructor Courses include both hunter and bowhunter education, but most are separate offerings.
  3. Download and complete these documents. (
  4. Take your completed APPLICATION and signed consent/waiver forms to the Instructor Course. TPWD staff or Area Chief teaching the instructor course will collect all applicable, signed forms and mail to Austin, Attn; Hunter Education, along with their Instructor Final Report form.
  5. Take the GAME WARDEN INTERVIEW form (blank) with you to the instructor course. If a game warden is present at the course, he/she will conduct an interview and give your completed form to the TPWD Staff member or Area Chief. If a game warden is not present at the Instructor course, please take the blank form to your local game warden. He/she will conduct a proper interview and sign the form, then send it directly to TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, Attn: Hunter Education. (Please go to TPWD web site for county list of Game Wardens and their cell phone #s.)
  6. Review the required Instructor Manual ( prior to attending the instructor training. After processing your application, interview, and course results, TPWD will mail you a "Congratulatory Letter/Packet" with your a name tag template and an instructor patch. Once certified, you will access your own certification card at your account page called 'dashboard' on the ORS (hunter education database) system.

Instructor Responsibilities

  1. To represent the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in a professional manner.
  2. Accept students of all ages into Hunter Education courses and activities as prescribed in Hunter Education Instructor Manual ( (policies & procedures) certifying those 9 years of age and older who pass knowledge, skill and attitude assessments
  3. Be at least 21 years of age, of reasonably good health, high integrity, pass a written exam and submit to an interview by a game warden (Assistant Instructor applicants must be at least 15 years of age and be sponsored by a certified instructor.)
  4. Submit to a criminal background check by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (conducted on all employees and volunteers of the agency)
  5. Certify five or more students per year
  6. Attend a minimum of one conference, meeting and/or training workshop at least one time per year
Thank you for signing up to attend the Hunter Education Instructor class. You will need a charged Internet capable device to access the Online Registration System for the class. Students will learn how to navigate this system, to include setting up a new class and closing out a completed class. You will use my username and password to practice making a test class. You can use the Checklist below to assemble and fill out the necessary forms which can be found online or by calling TPWD for hard copies. All forms can be found on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website, ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Name _______________________________________________________ Contact phone                                                                    Instructor Applicant Checklist Instructions:
  1. Print this Checklist (this is your cover sheet) and ALL the accompanying documents.
  2. Bring BLANK copies of these documents and this Checklist to your Instructor Training class.
___ Instructor Applicant Checklist ___ Instructor Application (PWD 733) ___ Authorization & Consent for Disclosure of Criminal History (PWD 1039) ___ Game Warden Interview (PWD 424) – Filled out and turned in by Game Warden. Game Warden Name __________________________________________ ___ New Instructor Course Training Report – DO NOT fill out these forms before the Instructor Training. ___ Release and Acknowledgement – DO NOT fill out these forms before the Instructor Training. ___ Mutual Agreement (Hunter Education Professional Educators/Teachers Only) ___ Student Hunter Education Course # ___________________ (Hunter Education applicants only) ___ Student Boater Education Course # ____________________ (Boater Education applicants only) OR ___ USCG/USPS Student Certification Documents provided
* * *  Be sure all documents are SIGNED in the right places.  * * * Category:     Prof Ed          GW                    HEDH   Inst Cert Date ________________ ReCert Date _______________ Employee    Volunteer       HEDB   Inst Cert Date ________________ ReCert Date _______________ USCG            USPS                 BED      Inst Cert Date ________________ ReCert Date _______________ Dates ___ Application Completed ___ Authorization & Consent for Disclosure of Criminal History (1039) ___ Game Warden Interview ___ New Instructor Course Training Report ___ Release and Acknowledgement ___ Mutual Agreement (HED Professional Educators/Teachers Only) ___ Student HEDH Course # _________________________ ___ Student HEDB Course # _________________________ ___ Student BED Course # _________________________ OR ___ USCG/USPS Student Certification Documents (Copies received) ___ Request for Documentation                                                        ___Email             ___ Letter ___ Follow up                                                                                     ___Email             ___ Letter ___ Follow up                                                                                     ___Email             ___ Letter ___ New Instructor Packet mailed