Archery Proficiency Test


DEADLINE: The Archery Range qualification period will be held from Friday March 31, 2017 through Sunday, June 4, 2017.

  1. Qualifications will now be required prior to the start of the application process.

  2. You must have a current qualification and be able to provide proof of qualification in order to apply.

  3. If you qualified last season, you are still in good standing as long as you can provide proof of qualification.

  4. There will be a qualification fee for EACH attempt to qualify at an approved range - Maximum of 3 attempts to range qualify for the Archery Program.  Please contact the range for their qualification fee and for an appointment.

  5. Three out of three arrows in an 7-inch target at 20 yards and two out of three arrows in an 7-inch target at 30 yards.

  6. Crossbows and Compound bows ONLY. Only bows used to qualify may be used to participate in the Archery Program. Those qualifying with crossbows may be required to bring their own target or pay an additional fee.

  7. Broadheads ONLY - Field tips not permitted for use to qualify at the range.

  8. Broadheads must, minimally, cut a 7/8th-inch hole.

  9. Coring broadheads like the Toxic brand will not be permitted with range targets. If an archer wants to qualify with one, they must bring their own target block. See individual Range page for any restrictions.

  10. All qualification will be attempted off-hand. Rests of any kind are prohibited.

Where may I range qualify for the Archery Program?

  1. Participants may qualify at an approved public (or private) archery range. Range qualifications are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments for Group qualifications are preferred.

All attempts to range qualify for the Archery Program will be closely monitored and recorded by the Range Master and Fairfax County.

Please contact one of the approved Archery Ranges to make an appointment to qualify Archery Group members to become eligible for participation in the Archery Program:

IWLA- Arlington/Fairfax Chapter
IWLA- Prince William Chapter
IWLA- Loudoun County
NORVA- Fountainhead Regional Park
Hoffman Archery-Fauquier County
Stafford Archers Range
*Venues subject to change prior to the start of qualification.

  1. Range master’s decision regarding range safety or qualification is final – NO appeals.

  2. Failure to comply with all range rules and instructions by a range master will result in immediate removal from the site and failure to qualify to participate in the Archery program.

  3. Proficiency test qualification valid for two years. Applicants who participated in a previous season of the Archery Program must submit proof of that previous qualification to their group leader.


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