MassWildlife's Hunter Education Program offers trapper education courses each year in the spring and fall. You may need to travel a longer distance in order to attend this course. Upon successful completion of the Massachusetts Trapper Education course, graduates are mailed a certificate of completion.
All courses are free of charge and open to the public.
Trapper education schedule
The Spring 2018 Trapper Education courses have ended. The Fall 2018 Trapper Education courses will be posted once enrollment is open. Please sign up for course notifications or check this page again in July/August 2018.
Need to complete Trapper education ASAP?
A government-issued Trapper Education certificate from any U.S. State can be used to obtain a Massachusetts Trap Registration number.
Resources for trapper education students
If you need to complete the homework portion for an upcoming Independent Study class, you can access the North American Basic Trapper course online (please be sure to print the course completion voucher from the online course to bring to day#2 of your Trapper Education course).
You may also use this online course to serve as a refresher.
Please note, just doing the online North American Basic Trapper course alone does NOT earn you a Trapper Education certificate.