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In addition to the traditional twelve-hour hunter education course, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has developed an online/CD field day course to better accommodate people’s busy schedules. This option allows students to complete the majority of the classroom work at home on their computer. After completing the home study portion, the student must then attend a field day in order to complete the certification. Younger students may have difficulty keeping up with the faster pace of the online/CD course.
In order to finalize the online/CD course, a student must sign up and complete a corresponding online field day. At the field day, students receive a brief review and must pass a 100 question true, false/multiple choice test. In addition to the test, students must demonstrate how to handle a firearm safely and must participate in a live fire session in order to become certified. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Tennessee Hunter Education certificate and a card (must be carried in the field).
There are two ways to complete the home study portion of the online/CD course. One way to complete the home study portion of the online/CD field day is to call your regional TWRA office or Nashville office and request mailing of the home study CD to you. The home study CD is free upon request. Students must complete all sections, quizzes, and tests at home on their computer. The student then brings the printout of completion to a scheduled field day.
The other option is to complete the home study portion of the online/CD field day online. Students must log on and complete all sections, quizzes, and tests. The student then brings the printout to a scheduled field day. There are three options available for taking the hunter education course online. The three websites listed are not affiliated or controlled by TWRA.
All three online courses listed will be accepted by TWRA as the home study portion of the hunter education course and those include: www.Hunter-Ed.com, this course costs $24.50, and it’s interactive, narrated, and offers daily (including weekend) live customer service via email or telephone with a toll-free number; HunterExam.com Tennessee, this course costs $24.95, and it’s narrated, interactive, and offers 7-days a week customer support; and www.beasafehunter.org, which costs $9.95.
There will be a field day held Saturday, March 2 at Ministry Baptist Church (old Co-op building) in Pelham. The address is 28226 State Route 50, Pelham, TN 37366. The class will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration is required (even if using the online study) in order to attend the field day. Students must pre-register online at http://www.tn.gov/twra/huntered.html. The class size is limited to the first 75 students that register. Students must bring a number 2 pencil and the voucher showing successful completion of the CD/online course. If you have any questions regarding this class, call 615-342-9305 or email email@example.com..
*Students must be at least 9 years old to complete the field day.