Bow Competency Test






Basic Criteria for Competency



Technical Safety


Technique Competency


Usage Safety







Test Procedure

  1. Demonstrate the ability to string your bow, correctly nock, draw and loose ten arrows at designated targets and then unstring the bow. For at least some of these shots, the target will be the administrator holding a shield at different heights and ranges.

  2. Examine the following pieces of equipment:

  3. Fire an arrow at what you judge to be the highest safe declination which will not cause the arrow to overturn.

  4. The administrator will ask at least five of the following questions. Incorrectly answering any one question requires correction at the end of the test, but is not an automatic failure. Incorrectly answering two questions will fail the applicant.


This page last updated: 10th August 2004

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