Instructors are the future of Hunter Education in California!
The backbone of California’s hunter education training effort
is the many dedicated volunteer instructors, who give their time and energy to the
program. They have been the driving force for the program since its inception. California
instructors have trained well over one million hunters since the start of the program.
Training in the principles of firearm safety, hunter ethics and sportsmanship, wildlife
conservation and management, and hunter-landowner relations are the keys for a safe
To become a hunter education instructor, contact your District Coordinator. The hunter education instructor application process consists of the following requirements.
All applicants must:
- have sufficient hunting experience as determined by the District Coordinator
- be at least 18 years of age
- successfully complete the hunter education course prior to submitting an application
- contact the local regional coordinator and submit an application form for review
- not have been convicted of any felony
- submit fingerprints and background investigation information
- complete a course of study prior to taking a supervised examination covering the
basic topics of hunter education
Upon successful completion of the application and initial screening, the applicant
is certified and issued an instructor’s identification card and start-up kit.
An applicant may be required to student teach under the direction of an experienced
instructor prior to teaching classes on their own.