Assistant Hunter Guide Certification


Assistant Hunting Guide Exam

In order to guide for big game as an assistant guide in British Columbia, you need to successfully complete the Assistant Hunting Guide Exam and secure employment with a licensed guide outfitter. The exam is open-book, but there are only 90 minutes available to answer 75 true/false and multiple choice questions. The threshold to pass is 75%. The fee is $250, and you are allowed three unsuccessful attempts before you must pay again.

The purpose of the Assistant Hunting Guide Certification Exam is to ensure all guides have consistent and satisfactory knowledge of wilderness safety, and provincial laws and regulations.

Potential assistant hunting guides should prepare for the exam by studying the following materials:

  • Wildlife Act – Link
  • Commercial Activities Regulation – Link
  • Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education Manual – Link
  • Hunting and Trapping Regulation Synopsis – Link
  • Hunting Regulation (Wildlife Act) – Link
  • GOABC Assistant Hunting Exam Study Guide – Link


Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive an authorization, which will allow you to be employed by a licenced guide outfitter. If you are a non-resident, please ensure that you have the proper work permit or visa to allow you to work in Canada.


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