CORE Hunter Education Course Challenge


The option to challenge the CORE Hunter Education exams is available for those with a history of safe and responsible firearms handling, combined with the knowledge of all CORE course material.

Vancouver island

Silvercore is not currently able to provide CORE challenges on Vancouver Island. Please contact the Silvercore office for further information.


CORE Challenges are scheduled in as required by students. You will receive 1 hour to complete the exam as per BCWF Regulations. Please call us to book a date, time and location you would like to complete your challenge at.


      • It is the student's responsibility to be fully versed in the material and testing standards prior to attending a challenge.
      • Closed book test - a Hunting & Trapping synopsis will be provided by Silvercore for use during the test.
      • No instruction or refreshers will be given prior to challenging the tests.
      • No coaching will be given during the testing and standards are strictly enforced.
      • Minimum government standards must be achieved to be successful (75% on the written and 80% on the practical if not exempt)
      • Challenges are made by appointment only (see details on dates and times or check our online bookings).

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Challenge fee

      • Only $30 CAD + taxes for Written Exam
        • If a Practical Exam is required as well there is an additional $30 fee
      • If you have proof of successfully completing the BCWF online training as well as the Canadian Firearms Safety Course, the challenge fee is $10 (+GST). Contact us to take advantage of this deal!

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Exemption from the practical test

If you have already taken the CFSC you can be exempted from the practical examination of the CORE, but you must supply your CFSC Course Report as proof, without this you will be required to complete the practical examination. Please note that a valid PAL (gun license) is NOT accepted as proof for exemption for the practical test as per BCWF regulations.

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  • Completion of the Online CORE Course is highly recommended.
  • If you have not completed your CFSC training, you must complete the practical component of the CORE examination.
  • If you wish to be exempted from the practical (firearm handling) section of the exam, you must present a valid CFSC Course Report.
    • A Valid PAL is not acceptable proof of completion of the CFSC as per the BCWF’s regulations
  • Must be age 10 or older to complete CORE Challenge examination.


  • One piece of government issued identification (Drivers Licence or Passport)
  • A copy of your valid CFSC Course Report Form (if completed)


Q: How do I get my Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID)

If you pass,  you will receive your BCWF Registration form which you can either mail into the BCWF or walk into their office during their regular business hours and pay a $30.00 fee to obtain a certificate of completion.

If you have completed the BCWF Online CORE training, your $30 certificate fee is included with the cost of your online course.

With the certificate of completion, you can go into a Service BC  to have them set your FWID up for you. Or you can go onto the BC government website here and create a Basic BCeID to set up your  FWID. This can take a couple business days to have completed as they need to verify your ID online (you’ll need to upload one piece of government-issued photo ID.

There is no fee to set up a FWID and this allows you to purchase hunting tags and apply for Limited Entry Hunting.

Waitlist Signup

Sorry, there are currently no upcoming classes scheduled for this course. Sign up our waiting list to receive email notification when course is available, or contact us for more information.

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