In-person CORE Class

In-person CORE Class
In-person CORE Class
In-person CORE Class

In-person CORE Class

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Select your Date Vancouver May 25-26

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Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Includes testing.

Location: The Worklife Collective EastVan (220 Victoria Dr # 170, Vancouver)

Dates: 2024-05-25,2024-05-26

Instructor: Dylan Eyers

9 am to 5 pm. This course is youth friendly, as Martyne has a gift for teaching people of all ages. The class is delivered in two days, with over seventeen hours of mandatory course requirements and testing. The exam will be held at the end of the second day.

Location: Thompson Hotel Kamloops (650 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC)

Dates: 2024-06-15,2024-06-16

Instructor: Martyne Lacoste

In order to become a hunter, BC residents must complete the Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education program (CORE). 

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In-person CORE Class FAQs

View our cancellation policy here.

The test is 80 multiple-choice questions. It takes an average of 60 minutes for students to complete the test. If you take notes during class and complete the assigned readings and lessons,  you will do well on the exam. Less than 1% of the EatWild students have failed the exam. You can arrange to rewrite the exam with the instructor if you fall short of a passing grade.

Yes! We host a monthly core test for online students and self-study students.

Step 1: Complete the CORE class. After completing the exam, you will receive a signed Registration Form from your CORE instructor.

Step 2: Get your CORE Certificate. You must send or drop off or mail the CORE Registration Form at the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) office. The BCWF office will issue you a CORE certificate. A $30 processing fee is paid to BCWF for this service.

Step 3: Get your Fish and Wildlife ID number. Once you have received your CORE Certificate, you will then need to take your CORE Certificate to the local service BC Service Center or go online here and request a FWID number. There is no cost for the FWID. Before an FWID is issued, you must prove that you are a BC resident and meet the minimum age requirements.

Step 4: Buy a hunting license and tags. You can purchase a license and tags online here, at the nearest BC Service Center, or kind hunting store. 

BCWF Office

101-9706 188th Street, Surrey, BC V4N 3M2
BC Service Center
175 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge

Once you have completed the CORE program have your CORE registration form signed by the CORE examiner. You can send it by mail or drop off the CORE registration form at the BCWF office. They will process your application within a few days and send you your CORE course completion certificate. Once you have that in your position, you can go online and get your Fish and Wildlife ID through the BC Government website WILD app. Here’s the link to an instructional video

Now that you have completed the CORE class and CFSC course, you can apply for your Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) to purchase and own firearms and apply for your Fish and Wildlife ID (FWID) to get your hunting license.  

Next, you must build the foundation of skills and knowledge to become a successful hunter. EatWild offers a range of in-person workshops and online courses designed to help you build the confidence and skills to be a successful hunter. Sign up for one of our in-person workshops to learn hands-on skills and build community with other like-minded folks from the EatWild community. Join us for one of our online courses and join Dylan and his community of hunting experts to do a deep dive into “how to hunt” content at your own pace and on your own schedule. The online courses are guaranteed to make you a more successful Hunter!

It’s up to you! The Eatwild online and in-person courses offer a comprehensive overview of everything you know to become a hunter and pass the CORE exam. What makes the EatWild courses great, is we provide additional content to support you to be a knowledgeable and confident hunter.  We want you to feel like you have the foundation of what you need to know to start hunting in BC. Our instructors and mentors will ensure you have the confidence to begin your hunting journey. The online course allows you to study at your own pace on your own schedule, while the in-person course offers you the accountability to attend a scheduled class and connect with our instructors and other new hunters.