How do I register for Hunter Education classes?

Registration begins two months before the month of the scheduled class. Registration will continue until classes are filled. If you are not able to register you may still be able to attend the class as a standby. Please remember to bring a valid picture ID to the class. Students must complete all days of a scheduled class for certification.

To register for classes on Hawaii Island, Maui, and Lanai:1-800-353-4868

To register for classes on Oahu, Kauai, and Molokai:1-866-563-4868

Please have the following required information ready prior to calling:

(1) First name, last name, middle initial
(2) Date of birth
(3) Phone number
(4) Complete mailing address

What is the minimum age to take the class?

Students must be 10 years old by the scheduled date of the class. If you are between 10 and 16 years old, you need to be accompanied by an adult. If you are over 16, you may take the class without an adult.

How long does it take to get my certification card?

You should receive your certification card within 3-4 weeks of completing your class.

How do I get a replacement document?

We are happy to assist you.

Does the certification I receive through the Hunter Education Program meet the requirements to apply for a permit to acquire a handgun?

Yes—Pursuant to HRS §134-2(g)(1), the Hunter Education Certification does meet the requirements to apply for a permit to acquire a handgun in the State of Hawaii.

Where can I get more information about hunting in Hawaii?

To find hunting maps, information about hunting seasons, game, and other rules and regulations about hunting in Hawaii, please go to DoFAW.

Ask the agency

The Hunter Education Program oversees this service and will be happy to answer any questions you have about classes, enrollment and document replacements.

Lila, Hunter Education Program staff
Jaye, Hunter Education Program staff
Kekoa, Hunter Education Program staff
Phone number
(808) 587-0200
Email address

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Jamie, technical support represenative.
Bobby, technical support represenative.
Norman, technical support represenative.
Phone number
(808) 695-4620
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