Hunter Education Instructor Course - 08/09/2021 - (1034664)

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Aug 9
08:00 am - 12:00 pm
Long Acres Ranch
2335 Richmond Parkway/Williams Way
Richmond, TX 77469
Richmond Parkway-also known as Williams WayGet directions
Instructor: Kitty Haynes

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
What:                   Combination Hunter & Bowhunter Education Instructor training course Date:                    MONDAY, August 9, 2021 Location:             Long Acres Ranch;   2335 Richmond Parkway/Williams Way;    Richmond, TX 77469 Times:                  8:00 am – 5:00 pm The online registration system (ORS) requires the class to be listed as 2 classes: Hunter Education Instructor from 8 am – 12 pm, and Bowhunter Education Instructor from 1 pm – 5 pm. All class materials and content will overlap throughout the day =
  1. a) You must attend the entire day AND
  2. b) You MUST sign up on BOTH links, below (and if you know of anyone who may also be interested in attending, feel free to pass this info along to them)
Cost:  No charge to become an Instructor =  *F *R *E *E BRING: Lunch, Snacks and Drinks to get you through the day – we will have a working lunch and will not be leaving the area; Writing materials: pen/pencil, highlighter and a notepad Hat and CLOSED TOE shoes BELOW is all of the information you will need for the day: *** Please DOWNLOAD and COMPLETE these documents prior to the INSTRUCTOR class, and bring them with you: *** Review the Hunter Education Instructor Manual here: There are 3 steps to becoming a HUNTER and/or BOWHUNTER Education Instructor: {1 a}.  Complete the Basic Hunter Education student course (either one day basic;   online + field day;   or online only): There is a Basic course being held on Saturday, June 26, 8 am – 6 pm at same location (LAR).  This class includes lots of hands-on activities, Skills Trail and Live Fire and is sponsored by SCI. Link to sign up to take this HUNTER EDUCATION course as a STUDENT (if you still need this certification) is {1 b}.  Complete the Bowhunter Education student course (South Dakota offers an online-only certification, which is reciprocal and recognized in Texas): {2}.  Schedule & Complete a GAME WARDEN INTERVIEW: {3}.  Attend the entire combination Hunter / Bowhunter Education INSTRUCTOR training. More information will be sent to you as we get closer to the class date. There will also be a SCHOOL AIR RIFLE (SAR) on Tuesday, August 20, 2021, 8 am – 5 pm, LAR If you have any questions, contact Kitty @ 713-882-7614