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Rhode Island Hunter Education Program
HOW TO BECOME A HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

The Rhode Island Division of Fish & Wildlife is always looking for qualified individuals who would like to become instructors or assistants in the hunter education programs. The following are the qualifications and duties of volunteer instructors and assistant instructors.

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS - FIREARMS AND ARCHERY An eligible applicant must: Be twenty-one years of age or older
Have at least three years of hunting experience
Have no felony convictions, conservation convictions or serious misdemeanors within the last five years.
Undergo background investigation
Be a Hunter Education or Bowhunter Education Course graduate
Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalency certificate
Pass the Instructor Exam with a minimum score of 90%

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS - FIREARMS AND ARCHERY
An eligible applicant must:
Be eighteen years of age or older
Be active in hunting or shooting sports
Have no felony convictions, conservation convictions or serious misdemeanors within the last five years.
Undergo background investigation
Be a Hunter Education or Bowhunter Education Course graduate
Be enrolled in formal school system, graduate or equivalency certificate
Be recommended by a certified instructor
Participate with a certified instructor
Pass the Instructor Exam with a minimum score of 75%

1. Obtain an Instructor Application and Background Check Waiver Form from the Hunter Education Office.
2. Complete the forms and return to the Hunter Education Office along with two letters of reference.
3. Upon receipt of the above mentioned material, we will send you the instructor exam for hunter and/or bowhunter education. The exams are to be completed and returned to our office. If the minimum passing grade is achieved, the appropriate certification will be issued.
4. The successful applicant will then be required to team-teach with experienced instructors as well as attend state sponsored training sessions as they are offered.


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