How to Become a Hunter Education Instructor The Rhode Island Division of Fish & Wildlife is always looking for qualified individuals who would like to become instructors or assistants in the hunter education programs. The following are the qualifications and duties of volunteer instructors. INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS - FIREARMS AND ARCHERY An eligible applicant must: Be twenty-one years of age or older Have at least three years of hunting experience Have no felony convictions, conservation convictions or serious misdemeanors within the last five years. Undergo background investigation Be a Hunter Education or Bowhunter Education Course graduate Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalency certificate 1. Obtain an Instructor Application and Background Check Waiver Form from the Hunter Education Office. 2. Complete the forms and return to the Hunter Education Office along with two letters of reference. 3. Upon receipt of the above mentioned material, we will review and contact you to set up a brief interview. 4. The successful applicant will then be required to team-teach with experienced instructors as well as attend state sponsored training sessions as they are offered. Please contact Madison.firstname.lastname@example.org for Instructor application.