Atlantic Provinces Hunter Education Course

The Atlantic Provinces Hunter Education Course in Nova Scotia is provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables.

The Hunter Education Course includes instruction in ecology and wildlife management, hunter ethics and landowner relations, laws and regulations, basic first aid and survival skills, and field techniques. Students complete a written test; the pass mark is 80%.

Courses are offered based on student demand and instructor availability. Courses are normally held in the fall and winter months and less frequently during the spring and summer. You can register for courses online and can choose to complete the course online or in a classroom. If selecting in-class learning, you'll be able to choose the course location and start date during the registration process.  

Hunter Education Course - Now Online!

You can also register for the fully online Hunter Education course.

Once you have completed the interactive online course and quizzes, you can write the final exam, which is also conducted online. After the final exam is passed, make sure that you have both a Certificate of Completion from and proof of completing the Canadian Firearms Safety course so that you can apply for your Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card.