To be eligible for Hunter Safety Instructor Certification an individual must:

 (1)          Be 21 years of age upon application;

(2)           Be a graduate of a Basic Hunter Safety Course approved by the Wildlife Resources Commission.  Approved courses must satisfy the requirements set out in 15A NCAC 10K .0101 or be certified by a state or province that meets and or exceeds the requirements set out in 15A NCAC 10K .0101;

(3)           Complete the North Carolina Hunter Safety Instructors Application;

(4)           Complete the 12 hour Hunter Safety Instructors Course, and score 75 percent or higher on the written examination.  Teachers certified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and persons who have been certified as hunter safety instructors by another state may take an abbreviated course that is less than 12-hours;

(5)           Submit to a background investigation including a records check which reveals no disqualifying convictions.  Disqualifying convictions are listed as follows:

(a)           a felony; or

(b)           a crime or unlawful act defined as a "Class 1" misdemeanor within the five year period prior to the date of application; or

(c)           any conviction of the game and fish law which would require a mandatory suspension and or revocation of a license as indicated in G.S. 113‑276.3 within the three year period prior to the date of application.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑270.1A;

Eff. May 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2003.