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How to register for a class:

When you go to thhe online sales page it will look like you are trying to buy a license, and will in fact say: Online License Sales. ODFW has one page that sells all its documents from hunting and fishing licenses to Hunter Education Classes and to Outdoor Skills Workshops.  Rest assured you are on the right page.

When you are registering yourself follow the below instructions.  Once you have registered yourself you can register your children for family workshops by inputting them in the same way that you entered the information for yourself. Note: What you see on the license sales page is directly related to the date of birth you entered, if you entered a date that makes you 18 years old or older you will only see workshops that an adult or family could sign up for you will not see a way to register your child, if you enter your child’s date of birth just as you did your own at the beginning of the registration process, you will be able to sign them up for any workshop that is available to youth or families.

  • Step 1
    • Find a workshop that you would like to attend by looking at available classes/workshops on the View all Classes/Workshops, and then hit the Outdoor Skills tab (for a detailed description of our workshops). Once you find a workshop that you would like to attend, remember the workshop name or its activity number, and click on the “Go Back to Registration” button at the top or bottom of the page.
  • Step 2
    • Existing customers: Enter your Hunter/Angler ID # or driver’s license number on the “Get Started” page, along with the last name and date of birth. Click on “Classes/Workshops” button to proceed. You are an existing customer if you have ever purchased Oregon fishing or hunting licenses - Hunter/Angler ID numbers are printed on all Oregon hunting and fishing license documents. If you do not have a copy of your hunting or fishing license you can call ODFW License Services at 503-947-6000 (M-F 8:00-5:00) to obtain your Hunter/Angler ID number.
    • New customers – Select “New Customer” from the drop down box on the “Get Started” page and enter your last name and date of birth. Click on the “Classes/Workshops” button to proceed.
  • Step 3
    • Existing customers – Check your demographic information and modify as needed. IMPORTANT Make sure you include a phone number and email address so that we can send you important information (confirmation letter with specific workshop details) and updates about your workshop. Click checkbox and hit “Continue” button.
    • New customers – Enter all of your demographic information. IMPORTANT– Make sure you include a phone number and email address so that we can send you important information and updates about your workshop. Hit “Continue” button and then click checkbox and hit “Continue” button again.
  • Step 4
    • Select your course and scroll to the bottom of the page and hit the “Continue” button.
  • Step 5
    • Continue through checkout process, paying with a debit/credit card. General workshop information will be printed on your receipt. Remember, if you didn’t enter a phone number and email address you will not receive important class information and updates. You can go back and update demographic information at any time by following Steps 2 and 3 above.

Please make every effort to attend the workshop that you have signed up for.

ODFW Outdoor Skills Workshop cancellation policy (effective July 1, 2012)

  • Cancellations less than 2 weeks from workshop = No Refund.
  • Cancellations received two weeks prior to any workshop will receive a full refund, less a 25% processing fee.
  • All cancellations must be in writing. You can fax cancellations to 503-947-6009 or e-mail them to:
  • In your written cancellation, please state which workshop you will not be attending, your name, and a phone number in case we have questions.

Jeff Johnson Outdoor Skills Workshop Scholarship Fund

  • The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Outdoor Skills Education Program is happy to make available the Jeff Johnson Workshop Scholarship Fund. Partial scholarships are available to help those who are unable to attend a workshop due to financial hardship. Jeff Johnson was a dedicated instructor for our program and committed a great deal of his time passing his knowledge on to others.
  • To apply for a partial scholarship, please contact Mark Newell at 503-947-6018 or or Jason Bader at 503-947-6025 or for more information.

These programs are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux).


The Oregon Outdoor Skills Program is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and offers all persons the opportunity to participate in programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. No individual will be turned away from or otherwise be denied access to or benefit from, any program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to Chief, Public Civil Rights Division, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240


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