B.C. Wildlife Federation
Working together to protect and conserve British Columbia’s fish, wildlife and habitat
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Following these steps will assist you in obtaining your FWID and begin the journey to hunting!
Study and pass the B.C. Wildlife Federation 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.
Send your certified record of examination (white copy registration form) to the B.C. Wildlife Federation for the B.C. Wildlife Federation issuance of a CORE Graduation Certificate.
Provide your CORE Graduation Certificate to Front Counter BC, Service BC, or Online to obtain your FWID.
Now you are all set to enter for Limited Entry Hunting or to purchase a hunting licence.
You can access the online course anytime you wish, for up to 1 year (365 days) after the initial date of purchase. After the 1 year you will no longer have access to the online course and will need to re-purchase.
Minimum age requirement to obtain your Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID) is 10 years old.
No. In addition to completing training, you are also required to complete a written and practical examination with a certified CORE Examiner.
A list of certified CORE examiners can be found by visiting B.C. Wildlife Federation website at bcwf.bc.ca/core/
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.
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 you have your FWID you'll be on your merry way to entering in to Limited Entry Hunting as well as purchasing hunting tags!
The unofficial guide on how to obtain a hunting licence for residents of British Columbia