In recognition of demonstrated playing ability, an applicant will be awarded an exemption from the Playing Ability Test requirement based on the following criteria:
- Must be a stroke play event with rules officials present
- Score meets the PAT standard of 9 over the course rating for men and 13 over the course rating for women
- Scores from an event within the past two years (2021 & 2020) run by one of the following:
Golf Canada and its provincial associations, NCAA, PGA Tour, PGA Tour Canada, Korn Ferry Tour, Asian Tour, DP World Tour, PGA Tour Australasia, Sunshine Tour, Challenge Tour, Champions Tour, European Seniors Tour, Korean Tour, LPGA Tour, Epson Tour, Ladies European Tour, LPGA of Japan, Australian (ALPG) Tour, Korean LPGA Tour (KLPGA), PGA of Canada National Championships, PAT run by a PGA of Canada Zone and a PAT run by recognized foreign PGA's.
After registering with the PGA of Canada, to apply for a PAT Exemption please complete the online form below.
Please note: if you are granted a PAT Exemption, an admin fee of $25 plus tax will be added to your registration fee of $325 plus tax.
If you have any questions, contact Darcy Kral, Managing Director of Membership, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1.800.782.5764 ext.224