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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 275. Game: Hunter Education

4VAC15-275-30. Provisions for compliance and minimum standards for hunter education course competency.

A. A person shall be considered in compliance with the requirements for hunter education if he meets one or more of the following provisions pursuant to § 29.1-300.2 of the Code of Virginia:

1. Completes and passes a hunter education course that is accepted by the department including a fully online course;

2. Is 16 years of age or older and has previously held a license to hunt in any state or country;

3. Is under the age of 12 years and is accompanied and directly supervised by an adult who holds a valid Virginia hunting license; or

4. Holds a Virginia apprentice hunting license and is accompanied and directly supervised by a licensed adult hunter.

B. The minimum standards for hunter education course competency required by the department are:

1. Successful completion of a classroom-based hunter education course or through another format as determined by the department with a passing score of at least 80% on a written test administered closed book at the conclusion of the course by the designated course instructor or other designated course assistant as determined appropriate by the department; and

2. Successful completion of an Internet hunter education course that is approved by the department with a passing score of at least 90% on an open-book test administered during the online course.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-300.2 and 29.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 25, eff. August 1, 2015.

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