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CORE Hunter Education Course Resident Hunter Number FWID

CORE Hunter Education Course Resident Hunter Number FWID

The CORE Hunter Education course 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 and to apply for Limited Entry Hunting. CORE Hunter Education Course Resident Hunter Number FWID
Course Overview

The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) Program is British Columbia’s Hunter Education Program. The CORE Program consists of a practical firearms handling

The CORE Program consists of a practical firearm handling test and a written examination on the following subjects:

  • Outdoor ethics and game care
  • Firearm handling and archery equipment
  • Hunting regulations
  • Animals of British Columbia
  • Birds of British Columbia
  • Outdoor survival, first aid
  • Hunter heritage, conservation and wildlife management

The Hunting & Trapping Synopsis used to enhance the classroom learning and is required for the testing.

Please Bring:
  • Writing material ( Pen & Note Paper)
  • Government Issued ID & PAL
  • CFSC Proof of completion if applicable

Two Tests Required

The written examination consists of 75 multiple-choice questions. You must obtain at least 56 points overall (75%) in order to pass the written examination. Supplemental information from the CORE Manual is not tested.

The practical firearms handling examination requires the safe handling of two of the five types of firearm actions, including the identification and loading/unloading use of dummy ammunition. A minimum score of 21 out of 27 is required for a pass. The examiner will provide the firearms.

CORE Hunter Education Course Resident Hunter Number FWID

CORE Hunter Education Course Resident Hunter Number FWID