Acceptable proof of hunter education consists of:
An original, duplicate, or replacement Hunter Education card issued by ANY U.S. or Mexican state or Canadian provincial wildlife agency, or,
A Colorado Customer Identification (CID) with a "V" (standing for 'Verified') printed in the bottom right-hand corner, or,
A Missouri Conservation Heritage Card with a Hunter Education number printed on the lower left-hand corner, or,
A Minnesota Driver's License with a Hunter Education number endorsement on the back, or,
A hunting license from any of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden or Switzerland. CPW will evaluate hunter education and hunting license information from other countries on an individual basis. To be considered: Please fax 303-291-7113, mail (Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Attn: Hunter Education Section, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) copies of your information well in advance of your desired hunting season.
Proof for Local Offices
A good quality scan or copy of a Hunter Education card or certificate (front and back) may be accepted at a CPW office. Your state will be called for verbal verification. The copy may be refused if verification cannot be completed over the phone, or if it looks altered or isn’t a good, legible copy.
Proof for Phone or Computer Verification
A phone or computer verification with another state wildlife agency may be used. This transaction is at the expense of the hunter. There may be a $5.00 fee to cover the cost of placing the call. If confirmed, a new CID with a "V" printed in the bottom right-hand corner may be issued.
Proof for Bowhunters
For bowhunters, a state-issued Bowhunter Education Card is acceptable proof of hunter education for any “archery only” license. A bowhunter hunter education card can only be used to purchase an archery license. It is not valid proof to purchase a rifle license or a license where the method of take isn't specified (i.e., small game or turkey).
Temporary Cards and Certificates
Temporary hunter education cards issued by a US state or Canadian province wildlife agency will be honored only in the year the card was issued.