You need hunting education to obtain a CORE Graduate Certificate and B.C. Fish and Wildlife ID if you are 10 years of age or older.

Get Your Hunter Education in
3 Easy Steps


Study and Pass the
$80.00 Online Course

Take the course wherever, whenever! Log in and study at your own pace. The course saves your progress wherever you leave off.


Meet with a BCWF
CORE Examiner

After completing the online course, you will complete 2 final exams with a BCWF CORE Examiner to finalize your training.


Go Hunting

It’s that easy! Once you receive your CORE Graduate Certificate you can request your B.C. Fish and Wildlife ID.

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How much does the online BC Hunter Education Course cost?


The Online BC Hunter Education Course is $80.00 + GST. This will give you complete access to the online course and the chapter quizzes. Once the course has been successfully completed, you will be able to print off your Online Course Completion Voucher and attend the written and practical exams.


What is the BC Online Course Completion Voucher?


The BC Online Course Completion Voucher is proof that you have passed the online portion of the hunter education course. The Online Course Completion Voucher allows you to attend the final written and practical exams held by a BCWF CORE Examiner to finalize your hunter education.


Why do I need to see a BCWF CORE Examiner after taking my online course?


British Columbia requires hunters to complete the CORE Program which consists of a practical firearms handling examination and a written examination. Once you complete your online course education, you are required to meet with a BCWF CORE Examiner for the administration of these final tests.


How much does the CORE examination process cost?


In addition to the cost of the online course, there is a written test fee of $30 and a second practical test fee of $30.


How do I get my CORE graduate certificate?


When both examinations have been successfully completed, the examiner will give you a document of completion. You must send this form, along with a $30 administration fee, payable to the BCWF, to obtain a graduation certificate.


How do I get a Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID)?


After passing the in-person exams, take your graduation certificate and request a Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID). FrontCounter BC and Service BC both offer hunting services and can create a FWID. Hunters can also apply for a FWID online. There is no cost for the FWID. Before a FWID is issued, you will have to prove that you are a BC resident and that you meet the minimum age requirements.

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Highly Engaging Coursework immerses you in an online hunter education course that is professionally narrated, beautifully illustrated, and designed to ensure your BC Hunter Education training is successful. All of our hunter courses include a groundbreaking set of interactive animations used by hunting instructors in the classroom.

Learn Your Way on Any Device offers online courses that are 100% mobile friendly from beginning to end. This means that the course is designed to work on all of your preferred devices, including: smartphones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers.

We Save Your Progress allows you to complete your hunter education at your own pace. Your course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over a few days. It’s completely up to you. You may log in and out of the course at any time, we’ll keep track of your progress. You pick up the course where you left off.

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