CORE Course [In Person]


This course is for students who prefer to enjoy an in-person experience rather than an online study option.

Successful completion of the CORE Hunter Education course exam is required to obtain your Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID). This is a passport to hunting services in British Columbia. You need a FWID to buy a hunting licence or to apply for Limited Entry Hunting.

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Unlock your potential and embark on a journey of knowledge and skill development with our comprehensive, in-person BCWF CORE Program Training Course. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, and conservationists, this course is your key to mastering the British Columbia Wildlife Federation’s Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) program.

What’s Included:

  1. Expert-Led Instruction: Our course is crafted and delivered by seasoned instructors with a deep understanding of the BCWF CORE program. Benefit from their wealth of experience and industry insights as they guide you through each module.
  2. Comprehensive Curriculum: Dive into a well-structured curriculum that covers every aspect of the CORE program. From wildlife identification and conservation principles to firearm safety and outdoor ethics, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the essential knowledge required for responsible outdoor pursuits.
  3. Interactive Learning: Engage in dynamic and interactive learning experiences, including multimedia presentations, quizzes, and hands-on exercises. Reinforce your understanding through practical scenarios that simulate real-life situations, ensuring you are well-prepared for the CORE exam.

The BC CORE exam is the mandatory certification for those wishing to hunt legally in British Columbia.

Topics covered:

  • Conservation
  • Ethics
  • Laws and regulations
  • Outdoor survival and safety
  • Firearms safety
  • Animal identification
  • Bird identification
  • Indigenous peoples and hunting in BC



  • Our refund policy does NOT apply to this course offering
  • This course is subject to a minimum sales threshold; we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule if less than 12 seats are sold 7 days before the event.
  • If we cancel or reschedule for any reason, full refunds will be issued to all students


Students wishing to challenge the Conservation & Outdoor Recreation (CORE) practical and/or written exams can do so via our exam-challenge offering. For information on self-study options, please see this link.

If a student has a copy of their CFSC report form showing successful completion, they are exempt from the practical firearms handling portion of the CORE exam. Please note that the course report form is required; a PAL or POL is NOT sufficient.