CORE Hunter Education Course

47 Lessons | $98 + GST

The only BCWF approved online training course, price includes the mandatory $30 student graduation certificate required to obtain your BC Fish and Wildlife ID (FWID). Your in person CORE exam fee is not included with the cost of the online course.
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Steps to obtain your Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID)

Following these steps will assist you in obtaining your FWID and begin the journey to hunting!

  • Study and pass the BCWF online CORE Course.

  • Ensure you're familiar with firearms and the safe handling of them. If you're not familiar, we recommend taking the CFSC or in-person CORE Hunter Education Course.

  • Know how to use the Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis.

  • Contact a certified CORE Examiner and set up your examinations.

  • Complete and pass your written and practical CORE Exams.

  • Get your FWID at Front Counter BC, Service BC, or Online.

  • Now you are all set to enter for Limited Entry Hunting or to purchase a hunting licence.

FAQ

  • After I purchase the Online CORE course can I go back anytime?

    You can access the online course anytime you wish, for up to 90 days after the initial date of purchase. After the 90 days you will no longer have access to the online course and will need to re-purchase.

  • How old do you have to be to get your FWID?

    Minimum age requirement to obtain your Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID) is 10 years old.

  • Can I get my hunting licence by completing this course?

    No. In addition to completing training, you are also required to complete a written and practical examination with a certified CORE Examiner.

  • How do I find a CORE Examiner to complete my exams?

    A list of certified CORE examiners can be found by visiting BC Wildlife Federation website at bcwf.bc.ca/core/

  • How much are the CORE exams?

    Not including the cost of the CORE online program, the tests are up to $60 (plus applicable taxes). This includes a $30 fee for the written, and another $30 fee for the practical.

  • Can I be exempted from the practical exam since I have a PAL?

    No. If you have already taken the CFSC you can be exempted from the practical examination of the CORE, but must be able to supply your CFSC Course Report as proof. A valid PAL (gun license) is NOT accepted as proof for exemption for the practical test as per BC Government.

  • Once I have my FWID can I go hunting?

    Once you have your FWID you'll be on your merry way to entering in to Limited Entry Hunting as well as purchasing hunting tags!

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