Qualifications for Employment

Game Warden Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree from an accredited college or university.


Completion of equivalent coursework (90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours) from an accredited college or university.


Veterans of the United States Military who have a minimum of 4 years of active duty military service and have received an Honorable Discharge. 

NOTE:   Certificates, completed diploma programs and/or accumulated hours from a technical college, without an Associates degree, do not qualify.

NOTE:   Veterans must submit a copy of their DD214 and show proof of a high school diploma or GED which is required for POST certification.

NOTE:   Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and meet all requirements for P.O.S.T. certification.

In addition to the above minimum qualifications:

Applicants who are not POST Certified must pass the POST Entrance Exam to be considered for a Game Warden position. A copy of the test scores must be included with the application when applying for a Game Warden position.

 Applicants who are POST Certified must provide a copy of their POST Certification Certificate when applying for a Game     Warden position.


Legal Requirements

  Applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be eligible to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s License at the time of appointment


Medical Standards

  Vision: Minimum distant vision of 20/60 correctable to 20/40 in each eye.

Hearing: Hearing loss not greater than 24dBA average of 500, 1000 and 2000 frequencies in the better ear.


Additional Information

For additional information on becoming a Game Warden, please call the DNR Training Academy in Forsyth, GA at (478) 993-4540 or e-mail the Academy at DNR.Training.Academy@dnr.ga.gov

  Written inquiries must be submitted to: 

  DNR Training Academy

  1000 Indian Springs Drive

   Forsyth, GA 31029