Instructor Information

Become a Volunteer Instructor

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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 25 & 26, 2019 Friday from 6:00pm–9:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am–5:00pm

Bowhunter Education

  • Fairbanks — July 12 & 13, 2019 Friday from 6:00pm–9:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am–5:00pm
  • Anchorage — October 11 & 12, 2019 Friday from 6:00pm–9:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am–5:00pm

Muzzleloader Education

  • Fairbanks — May 10 & 11, 2019 Friday from 6:00pm–9:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am–5:00pm

Crossbow Education

  • To be Announced

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

2018 Volunteer Instructors of the Year

  • Rich Graham, Wasilla
    Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
  • Ryan Adam, North Pole
    Bowhunter Education Instructor of the Year
  • Rob Taylor, Fairbanks
    HIT Program Outstanding Educator of the Year
  • Dick Groff, Cordova
    Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Rick Sterling, Fairbanks
    Lifetime Achievement Award