Anyone born after January 1, 1960, is required to provide proof of hunter education in order to purchase a Nevada hunting license. Proof of hunter education is an official hunter education card or certificate from any state or Canadian province with the hunter education number and state or provincial logo or seal, or a previous year’s hunting license with the hunter education number or mark.
If you are a first time applicant for tags in Nevada and are born after January 1, 1960, you need to register your hunter safety certification to satisfy the hunter safety requirement.
To Register Your Hunter Safety Certification
- Go to: www.ndowlicensing.com
- Click the green help button at the bottom right of the page
- Enter your first name, email address and last name
- Select Hunter Safety Education Certificates as the reason for your request and enter your date of birth
- Attach a picture of your hunter safety certificate
- Click send to submit your request
Students 18 years of age and older can get certified online.
Students under the age of 18 must attend a Nevada hunter education course. The course consists of independent home study and an in-person certification class.
Students have three options for meeting the home study requirement: complete the Today’s Hunter workbook or complete the required work online. The Today’s Hunter-Nevada workbook and student manual (reference for completing the workbook) may be obtained free from any NDOW office. Students have two choices of internet courses: www.hunter-ed.com and www.huntercourse.com. Both online courses charge an additional fee over the basic $5 class fee. Students must bring their 100% completed workbook or Nevada Online Course Completion Confirmation (printed off the hunter-ed.com website upon successful completion) to the class to gain admittance.
Early sign-up is encouraged. Remember, the workbook or online course must be 100% complete before attending the class. There is no minimum age required to take the class, however, students under the age of 18 are required to attend with an adult. The parent(s) or guardian(s) of minor students are required to check-in the minor student(s) with NDOW instructor(s) at the beginning of class and pick-up their student(s) from the instructor(s) at class end. Under no circumstances are minor students to be dropped off or picked up without notifying the instructor(s). Parents or guardians are also solely responsible for student transportation and should notify the instructor(s) at the beginning of class if someone other than a parent or guardian is picking up the student after class. Participants taking a class on the weekend are reminded to bring a lunch. Classes will often spend two hours or more outdoors so please dress accordingly.
NOTE: Individuals with a disability who are in need of special services should contact the department at least 24 hours prior to the course. The contact information for each region can be found at the bottom of this page.