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Apprentice Hunter Certificate
Apprentice Hunter Certificate

Did you get your apprentice certificate last year? 

Get certified and continue your safe enjoyment of our outdoors: sign up for a hunter education course​. You'll need your hunter education card before you can apply for a hun​ting ​license​.

The Apprentice Hunter Certificate​ is a free one-year hunter education requirement waiver, ca​n only be obtained twice, and is valid from March 1 to March 31.​ ​​

Apprentice Hunter Certificate Holder Requirements

  • 10 years old or older (10 & older can hunt small game; 12 years ​old & older can hunt big game/small game).

  • Accompanied by, and in voice and visual con​tac​t with a mentor at all times while in the field.

  • The Apprentice Hunter Certificate​ isn't a license to hunt. It temporarily waives the Hunter Education requirement, and allows the apprentice hunter to purchase hunting licenses for the species they want to hunt.

Mentor Requirements

  • At least 18 years old.

  • Hunter education certified or born before January 1, 1949.

  • Carry proof of age and hunter education certification while in the field.

  • Can accompany up to two (2) Apprentices in the field.

Where to get a Certificate

​Apprentice Hunter Certificates are available through our online licensing system​ or anywhere Colorado hunting and fishing licenses are sold​.​


Find apprentice frequently asked questions starting on page 2, as well as general hunter education questions and answers, within our FAQ document​.