2016 Hunter Education Program Updates
Colorado offers a Test-Out Option to traditional hunter ed, and an Apprentice License program.
Note: These program updates only apply to individuals born on or after 1/1/1949 who do not have a hunter education card.
Colorado law requires that anyone born on or after January 1, 1949, complete an approved hunter education course before applying for or buying a Colorado hunting license. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Courses, led by certified volunteer hunter education instructors and/or CPW staff, are offered throughout the state year round.
Courses are offered in several formats:
Traditional Classes - Students complete the course in a classroom setting that includes lectures, hands-on activities and videos.
Internet Course + Conclusion Class - Students complete a portion of the course online at their convenience, and then attend a shorter class than required by the traditional course.
Bowhunter Education Class - Bowhunter education is not a required course in Colorado, but is offered as an opportunity to learn additional skills.
Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
If you need special accommodations as a result of a disability, please contact the Hunter Education Instructor or the Hunter Education Office at 303-291-7233 or 303-291-7470.
If you are hearing impaired and need Sign Language Interpretation, please download the
Accommodations Form and send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or a fax to 303-291-7113 to request the Hunter Education Interpreter(s).
Note: The hunter education team request that you contact us with at least 15 days notice prior to the event you wish to attend.
To know more about how CPW provide opportunities to individuals with disabilities see our Disabled Accessibility page.