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Mandatory Oyster Harvester Training

For more information, contact Fisheries Oversight at or 225.765.3980.

Before applying for an Oyster Harvester License, all oyster harvesters must complete online oyster harvester training. Oyster harvesters must take this training every three years. 


Go to the online oyster harvester training site.

Enter your first and last name, email (optional), last four digits of your social security number, and your Commercial Fisherman’s License number.

Watch the video and answer a minimum of 80% of the questions correctly to pass.

The training should take about 1 hour. A certificate of completion will be sent to your email address and logged with LDWF.

It takes 24 to 48 hours for the system to update, so be sure to finish the video at least three days before you apply for a license. If you don’t have a computer with internet connection at home, try your local public library.


Frequently Asked Questions 

Am I able to take the course more than once if I don’t pass?

Yes. There are no limits on the amount of times a license applicant may attempt the test.

Can I take the course on a mobile device?

Yes. You can to take the course on a mobile device, but the completion certificate might not be viewable on devices running iOS or macOS (Mac, iPhone, & iPad).

I don’t own a computer. May I take the course on someone else’s computer?

Yes. A license applicant may use any computer as long as their personal information is entered when logging into the course so they get credit for completing the course.

Can someone help me take the course?

Yes, assistance is allowed, but the license applicant must enter their information when logging into the course and they must answer the questions. 

Can I close a testing session and pick up where I left off later?

No. You can take a break during the video by clicking the pause button, but do not close the active window until you complete the course.