I'm sorry, but "HIP Certified" has nothing to do with Hunters Ed. HIP is a federal migratory bird questionnaire they run you through (or are supposed to) when you buy your license. "How many dove, ducks, gailloon, etc did you kill last year."
no, hip certified is something all to itself, and i completely understand all about it.
if you are hip certified, it states so on your license, right next to your hunter education
number if you have hunter education. it's a number that says "HE # *****" right next
to where it says hip certified, those 2 things having nothing to do with each other.
if you completed a hunter's education course and are not hip certified, it'll just
say "HE *****" and not hip certified.