Mandatory Hunter Education
All hunters, resident or nonresident, born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, must possess proof that they have successfully completed a Hunter Education course. Hunter Education certification is accepted from all other states. Those under 10 years of age do not need a Hunter Education certificate, but must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device. Go to
Hunter Education Options in Tennessee
Hunter education for ages 9 and over may be completed online with no field day or in-person requirement.
Step 1: Complete one of the following online classes:
NRA course FREE
Step 2: Print your Tennessee Hunter Education Certificate after successfully completing the online course.
Step 3: Go Hunting!
The TWRA offers a traditional eight-hour hunter education course. These courses focus on firearms safety and as always are free of charge.
To locate a traditional hunter education course near you, call your local TWRA office or visit