Hunter Education Courses Sponsored by Capitol City Rifle and Pistol Club
The Capitol City Rifle and Pistol Club sponsors hunter education classes and provides the use of all club facilities free of charge for all hunter education students. The hunter education program is an official function of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and our instructors are certified by WDFW. WDFW issues all students who pass our course a hunter education certification card that can be used to purchase a hunting license in all 50 states and in all Canadian Provinces. In Washington State, all individuals who were born after January 1, 1972 must have a hunter education card in order to purchase a hunting license. Members of the active military must pass the classroom or online portion of a class but can ask for exemption from the skills evaluation session.
CCRP usually offers four traditional classes and a minimum of two online classes each year. Traditional classes include 8 hours of instruction in a classroom setting and another 6-8 hours for a skills evaluation day. Classroom training covers ethics, sportsmanship, wildlife laws, survival, first aid, and firearm safety. Skills evaluation includes additional firearm safety training along with a field skills test and a live firing test. Evening classroom sessions are usually held at the Black Lake fire station. Saturday field course testing and live firing are held at CCRP using the club house, field course, indoor range, black powder range, and the multipurpose range. Students must correctly answer at least 60 of 75 questions on a written test in order to pass. Live fire skills are evaluated using .223 bolt action rifles and either a 20 gauge or .410 shotgun. Field course skills are evaluated using a variety of bolt action rifles. The CCRP team charges participants in traditional classes a $5 fee that is paid on the first night of class. The traditional class is strongly recommended for students age 12 and under and for students who failed a previous course, and is recommended for students age 13-17. Older students are also welcome in the traditional class.
Online class work is completed entirely online and the course includes the same subjects as are in the traditional course. Students are allowed to preview selected portions of the online material but are required to pay a fee of $19.50 when they sign up for the class. Once students review all online material, they are required to correctly answer at least 60 of 75 questions on a written test in order to advance to the skills testing portion of the class. Once students complete all online work and pass the 75 question test, they need to sign up for skills evaluation. Skills evaluations for CCRP classes are held at the CCRP club house, field course, and black powder range. Live fire skills are evaluated using .223 bolt action rifles. Field course skills are evaluated using a variety of bolt action rifles. Online classes are recommended for students age 18 and above.
General Information that is available on the WDFW web site:
You can find other pertinent information regarding hunting by accessing the WDFW web site at wdfw.wa.gov. Click on hunting and select hunter education from the drop down menu. In addition to hunter education information, you will find information regarding firearms laws, a military exemption for skills evaluation, and other pertinent subjects.
Instructions to sign up for a traditional class:
All registrations must be completed online. Go to wdfw.wa.gov and click on hunting. From the drop down menu, select hunter education, then basic hunting. Then select traditional class and click on register now. Enter your location or zip code, and a list of classes in your selected area will be shown. At that point, you may select any class in your selected area if openings are available. Enter the data required and you are registered for that class. If you wish to attend a CCRP class, look for any available openings for classes held at the Black Lake fire station. It is best to register for a CCRP class as soon as it opens. Prospective students need to be aware that our classes fill up fast and may not always be available. Students are required to pay a fee of $5 for the traditional class. Donations are also welcome to help offset the costs of presenting the class.
Instructions to sign up for an online class:
All registrations must be completed online. Go to wdfw.wa.gov and click on hunting. From the drop
down menu, select hunter education, then basic hunting. Then select online class and follow the instructions for registration for the online class work. You will be required to pay a fee of $19.50 to sign up for the online class. Once you have completed the online course work, go back to the wdfw web site,click on hunting, hunter education, and basic hunting. Under Online Class, click on field skills evaluation for online course. Enter your location or zip code and select the class you wish to attend. Enter the data required to register for that class. If you wish to attend a CCRP skills evaluation class, look for any available openings for classes held at CCRP. It is best to register for a CCRP skills class or another skills class as soon as it opens. Prospective students need to be aware that classes fill up fast and may not always be available. Although our CCRP teaching teams do not require payment of a fee for taking the online skills evaluation class, donations are welcome to help offset the costs of the class.
Additional assistance for finding a hunter education class sponsored by CCRP:
To help identify a CCRP sponsored hunter education class for traditional or online classes, go to the calendar page. The club publishes calendars for every month of each year and updates the calendars as appropriate during the year. CCRP sponsored skills evaluation sessions are held at CCRP facilities for both traditional classes and online classes. Once you have identified a skills evaluation class on the CCRP calendar, go to wdfw.wa.gov and, if openings are still available, sign up for that class. Most skills evaluation classes are held on a Saturday but some may be held mid-week.