Government of New Brunswick

Based on consultations with other government departments and current venue restrictions, the Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development is unable to offer hunter’s safety training courses scheduled to begin next week, January 10, 2022. This decision will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis, based on the circumstances of the pandemic.

Registered participants will be contacted and offered a refund or to remain on the list and notified when courses resume. Displaced students not receiving refunds will be given priority on any newly scheduled courses or openings in existing courses.

The department continues to work on the development of a completely online version of the Hunter’s Education course which it hopes will be ready before spring of 2022.

Please note that all students and instructors must show proof of being double vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend a course. Due to federal rules, students and instructors will need to have been fully vaccinated 14 days prior to the date of the course.

Conservation Education Courses by District
Online Registration Now Available
Simple, Quick and Easy! (see details below)

To register for a Conservation Education Course,
you need to have an Outdoors Card number.

Courses fill up quickly, get yours today.


conservation-course-mapEdmundstonSaint QuentinCampbelltonBathurstTracadie-SheilaMiramichiRichibuctoPlaster RockFlorencevilleDoaktownChipmanDieppeCanterburyFrederictonSussexHamptonWelsfordSt. George

You can now register on our “Waiting List”. Find link under Quick Links on this page, add your Outdoors Card number, and date of birth then select the course and location you are waiting for. As soon as seats become available with your criteria you will be notified by e-mail. Once you register for a course the notifications will be cancelled. For any inquiries, contact DNRED Fish & Wildlife at 506-453-3826 or

You can now self-register for courses online! Select your area of interest on the map or on the right-hand side of the page and click the ENROLL button by the course you are interested in. For any inquiries, contact DNRED Fish & Wildlife at 506-453-3826 or

Interested in taking the home study option for bowhunter education or hunter education? Students aged 12 years and up can now study from the comfort of their own home and when ready, schedule a time to do the written and practical tests. Students can call their nearest district office to register.

Please note the Atlantic Provinces Hunter Education Course and the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) are two separate courses. Currently, the CFSC is still a classroom only course.

Classroom courses are starting to resume. You will need an outdoors card number to register for a course. Youth aged 12-17, who do not have a driver’s licence or NB photo ID, can call DNRED at 453-3826 to sign up for an outdoors card number. Please keep in mind that there may be a large demand which may affect your ability to register for a course. Please consider attending a course in another jurisdiction or patiently wait until a course is held in your area of interest.