This is what is required in Zim (From another post by the former Chair of the ZPHGA) First you attach your self to a PH and do a minimum 2 year apprenticeship, pass the learners exam ( written ), and then you will need to have the following before you will be considered for the practical exam. Zimbabwean ID or residence permit Receipt of payment for the practical Current ADVANCED first aid certificate ( 5 day course ) Letter from your tutor stating that he feels you are ready for the practical. Log book complete with photographs. Completed and passed the mandatory shooting test ( held twice/ year ) Minimum 2 years in Zimbabwe with an LPH Minimum 2 year apprenticeship in Zimbabwe under a fully licensed professional hunter. 5 dangerous game animals shot in Zimbabwe yourself after obtaining your LPH Once you have the above , you attend the interview and hopefully you will be invited to attend the 7 day practical which is held once / year. The Practical is run by the JEC, joint examination committee, National parks and ZPHGA.