Instructor Information

Become a Volunteer Instructor

Hunter Education classroom scene

Do you enjoy mentoring children and others in firearms safety? If so, the HIT Program is looking for interested men, women, and apprentices (ages 14–17) to become Volunteer Instructors. Instructors teach Hunter Education, Bowhunter Education, Crossbow Education, and Muzzleloader Education certification courses across the state. It is a volunteer position that provides many rewards. HIT Program volunteer instructors assist in developing safe Alaskan hunters, improving hunter ethics and responsibility, and passing on a valuable tradition to thousands of new outdoor enthusiasts.

See the document below for details and application materials to become a HIT Program Volunteer Instructor or contact the HIT Program Administrative Office at (907) 267-2187.

New Volunteer Instructor Training Courses

Hunter Education

  • Anchorage — October 20 & 21, 2023 Friday from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fairbanks — October 20 & 21, 2023 Friday from 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Juneau — December 1 & 2, 2023 Friday from 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am-4:30pm

The 2024 Volunteer Instructor Training Course dates will be posted in December.

For questions about the volunteer instructor trainings, please contact Kirk Lingofelt at 267-2373 or

Active Volunteer Instructors

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Current instructors: Please check this section for all the new information and news that you may need in order to stay current with changes within the HIT Program.

Click here to log in to the instructor page with all the forms needed for teaching.

HIT Program Newsletters

2022 Volunteer Instructors of the Year

  • Timothy Booth, Anchorage
    Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
  • Ryan Hastings, Ft. Wainwright
    HIT Program Outstanding Educator of the Year
  • Ernst Mueller, Juneau
    Lifetime Achievement Award
  • George Pearson, North Pole
    Lifetime Achievement Award
  • James Sheridan, Anchorage
    Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Steve Shiell, Valdez
    Rural Instructor of the Year
  • Daniel Jeffery, Palmer
    Legacy Award