Ohio hunter education is for people with little or no knowledge of hunting or firearms. If you've had experience with hunting, shooting, and the outdoors, you may be able to skip hunter education through proficiency testing.
Once you've completed the course work, you'll be given a 100-question test which includes a mix of multiple choice, matching, and true/false questions. A student must score 80% or higher on the test to pass and obtain certification.
Home-study completion course
If you've completed the home-study work, you will need to attend a final in-person instruction session. Bring your completed review quizzes to the class. The session will last 3 to 4 hours.
After the in-person training on firearms, ammunition, gun handling, and other safety issues, you will then be given the final hunter certification test described above.
There is no cost for Ohio hunter education. Once you've completed the work, you will be given the opportunity to purchase a hunting license for the remainder of the year.
Times and locations of hunter education vary by county.
Find a course
Use our online hunter and trapper education registration system to locate a course near you. Search by county to see how many courses are available and how many seats are left in each course.