Nebraska Firearm Hunter Education Classroom Course
Firearm Hunter Education Courses will provide instruction in the areas of safe firearm use, shooting and sighting techniques, hunter ethics, game identification, and conservation management. Hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed Firearm Hunter Education and carry proof on their person when hunting anything with a firearm or air gun.
About the Class
Firearm Hunter Education Courses are offered by knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer instructors. Hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed Firearm Hunter Education and carry proof on their person when hunting anything with a firearm or air gun. Students 11 years of age and older on the examination day will be able to take the test and complete the course and may be issued a certificate of successful completion of the course.
The Classroom Course must include a minimum of 8 hours of instruction and be a minimum of 2 sessions. Most classes offered are 2 to 5 sessions.
We do not prevent attendance based on age; however:
- Any child under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian every session;
- Those under 11 years of age will be required to complete the class in full following their eleventh birthday. Online registration is only available to those ages 11 and older;
- At the first session, everyone under 18 years of age must give the instructor a signed, completed Parental Release Form (download, print, and sign);
- All students under 19 years of age should be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the first session to ensure appropriate information is received on dates, sessions, and additional requirements.
NOTICE: Can't find a class? Sign-up to be notified when a class is scheduled near you here. 16 years or older? If you prefer, you can complete hunter education and bowhunter education certification entirely online here. Need a certification soon? An apprentice hunter education exemption certificate may be an option until a class is scheduled near you. Learn more under the "exemptions" section here.
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