Online Self-Paced BC Hunter Safety Course (CORE)
After purchase you will immediately receive an email with instructions to start this course.Our online CORE class captures our welcoming, inclusive, and informative CORE class lectures with our EatWild mentors. These sessions combined with our learn-to-hunt field videos and podcast storytelling creates a fun and comprehensive learning experience.
To become a hunter, BC residents must complete the Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education Program (CORE). The CORE program provides an overview of the hunting laws, ethics, animal identification, and firearms safety.
The CORE course is delivered over 16 parts. Each part includes a lecture, video learning, links to podcast content, and quizzes. There is a total of 18 hours of materials required for course completion, with much more bonus supplemental content included.
To enhance the learning experience, we offer a 2-hour online CORE class review and live Q&A with our EatWild mentor team each month. Students who register for the EatWild Online CORE Class are permitted free access to the review and Q&A session. This is a great opportunity to meet the EatWild team, build community with other new hunters, and ensure you are prepared for the CORE test.
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We encourage you to review the CORE manual prior to the course. The learning content is referenced throughout the EatWild online course. You can pick up a manual at EatWild HQ ($20 direct transfer or cash through the mail slot) or order it from the BCWF.
Following completion of the online CORE class, EatWild students must take the CORE exam. EatWild hosts a monthly CORE exam. You can book your test here with EatWild. If you are outside of the Lower Mainland, or if you can’t make one of the scheduled CORE tests, you can contact any of the CORE Examiners throughout BC.
Students must complete the CORE exam and a practical firearms exam, unless they can demonstrate they have completed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course by presenting their CFSC report form at the exam.