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Since the inception, the Hunter Education Program has been primarily taught by volunteer instructors. Its purpose is to provide a quality program of instruction and training in hunter safety education for the young hunter in Iowa. Some of the program’s objectives are:
Individuals who successfully complete this course are not expected to be expert hunters or marksmen. They are expected to have a better understanding of the responsibilities that go with the use of firearms.
Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor responsibilities are outlined in the Iowa Administrative Code 572, Chapter 12, Division II & III.
Steps to become a Hunter Education Instructor
When the RSO is satisfied that all the requirements have been met, the RSO will change the applicants status in Event Manager to certified and forward the original application with their signature, date, and recommendation for certification to the DNR Headquarters for processing.
DNR Headquarters sends congratulatory letter and plastic instructor certification card to the new instructor. The instructor certification card will expire three years from the date of issuance. Prior to expiration the instructor will be required to attend a minimum of one certified instructor workshop or an approved alternative in a two year period of time to remain active.
*Steps 6,7, and 8 may be completed in any order before certification is complete
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer hunter education instructor or are interested in receiving more information about the certification program please email email@example.com.
Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 12 - Division II & III
Student Registration Website - To be used to view and register for upcoming classes, instructor workshops, and advanced training opportunities such as Wingshooting Education, Species Specific Seminars, Range Safety Officer Training, etc.
Instructor Class Management Website - To be used only by certified instructors to update their contact information, set up classes, and manage classes.
Walk In Student Form
Daily Time Reporting Form
Hunter Education Standards
2016 Hunter Education Instructor Update Guide
E-Newsletter: Iowa Hunter Education Instructors Information
This newsletter is for Iowa Hunter Education Instructors only! Subscribers to the Iowa Hunter Education Instructors E-Newsletter will receive periodic updates regarding program information, upcoming events, and other necessary information. The newsletter will give the Hunter Education Program Staff a chance to get viable information out to all Iowa Hunter Education Instructors in a timely manner.