Qualifications for Employment

Game Warden Minimum Qualifications

Associates / Technical degree from an accredited college or university.


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

               NOTE: Certificates and/or accumulated hours from a technical college, without an associate's degree, do not qualify.

               NOTE: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and meet all requirements for POST 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.


Game Warden Preferred Qualifications

Preference may be given to:

  • Applicants who are currently POST Certified.
  • Applicants who already possess experience and knowledge in the areas of hunting, fishing, boating and other related outdoor activities.
  • Applicants with an Associate’s degree, or higher, with a major in a related field such as Wildlife Management, Criminal Justice, Natural Science or Forestry.


Necessary 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