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CORE Hunter Education
  • August 25 (Sat)09:30-16:00
  • August 26 (Sun)09:30-16:00
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CORE Hunter Education
  • August 25 (Sat)09:30-16:00
  • August 26 (Sun)09:30-16:00
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CORE Hunter Education
  • September 8 (Sat)09:30-16:00
  • September 9 (Sun)09:30-16:00
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CORE Hunter Education
  • September 22 (Sat)09:30-16:00
  • September 23 (Sun)09:30-16:00
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CORE Hunter Education
  • September 22 (Sat)09:30-16:00
  • September 23 (Sun)09:30-16:00
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If you’re looking to get a hunting licence in British Columbia, this is the course for you. Successful completion of the Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) course is a Provincial requirement to obtain a Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID). This FWID number is needed to purchase hunting licenses, tags or apply for Limited entry Hunting in BC.

Designed with the novice outdoor enthusiast in mind, our BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) approved CORE course (and optional online preparation course) covers everything from hunting regulations and animal identification to the safe handling of Non-restricted firearms (long guns). Our hunter education program gives you the best preparation possible for the Provincial hunters exam which is administered on day 2. The exam includes a 75 question multiple-choice test and a practical firearms handling test.

This course includes:

  • Outdoor ethics and game care.
  • Firearm handling and archery equipment.
  • Hunting regulations.
  • Animals of British Columbia.
  • Birds of British Columbia.
  • Outdoor survival, first aid and field craft
  • Hunter heritage, conservation and wildlife management.
  • How to use the Hunting and Trapping Regulation Synopsis.
  • BCWF Registration Form.
  • Written and practical examinations.

Course fee: $195 CAD + tax (includes exam).
(Optional online preparation course $59)

Exemption from the CORE practical test

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. If you’re a previous student of Silvercore, we’ll automatically check our records to see if you can be exempted and will mark the class list for the instructor accordingly.

Please note that a valid PAL (gun license) is NOT accepted as proof for exemption for the practical test as per BCWF regulations.

Silvercore is approved and recognized by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Anyone over the age of 16 who takes a course with Silvercore which either enables them to work or improves their skills in a recognized occupation may be eligible to claim their course fees under the education and textbook tax credits. Contact us for your T2022A tax form and check out Canada Revenue for further information.

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  • Age 10+


  • Writing material
  • Valid course report for exception of practical test (see exemption details above).


Q: What mark do I need to pass the exam?

In order to pass the written portion of the exam you will need at least a score of 56 out of a possible 75 or at least 75%.

You will need at least a score of 21 out of a possible 27 to pass the practical firearms handling examination.

Student Testimonials

“Thoroughly enjoyed course. I have done some hunting back in the midwest of the US where I am from, but this taught me so much more about local laws, regulations, and the wildlife that is super necessary for BC. Also, quite hilarious and more fun than I expected.”
- Geoff
“Great course & Instructor. Learned alot in 2 days!”
- Albert
“Really good Instructor. Very good examples and clear explanations. ”
- Fengyang
“Excellent instruction, very interesting background information and overview of hunting in BC.”
- James
“Great course and great instructor!”
- Will
“The instructor did an amazing job teaching the CORE Hunter Education Course. His knowledge and experience as a hunter made the course even more enjoyable .”
- Cyril
“The Course was great, Instructor was great and supported you through the entire course. Really pleased.”
- Trent
“Awesome course, the instructor provided a positive learning environment and happily answered questions without making you feel silly for being wrong or confused.”
- Evangeline
“Good course. Nice to have an instructor with broad experience of hunting, firearms and law enforcement.”
- Bryan
“The instructor was pretty fun, a lot of information and knowledge, it was pretty interesting”
- wesley
“Very interesting!!! Two thumbs up! I enjoyed it very much!”
- Nicole
“Simply great! Loved it! Lots of important information provided in a professional and enjoyable manner.”
- Mihai
“Fantastic presentation. Took time to ensure all students understood course material. Very well presented in a positive fashion.”
- Dustin
“The Instructor was a great teacher and very engaging.”
- Brandon
“Good overview of general concepts and species identification. ”
- Alic
“Good overview of general concepts and species identification. ”
- Alic
“Good overview of general concepts and species identification. ”
- Alic
“Good overview of general concepts and species identification. ”
- Alic
“Good overview of general concepts and species identification. ”
- Alic
“Good overview of general concepts and species identification. ”
- Alic
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