Membership Policies and Procedures
Once the form has been filled out, you can send it to Jacob at email@example.com to have the section “Statement by Professional Golf Association” filled out and sent to Golf Canada for review, approval, and to determine your waiting period.
To learn more about Amateur Status, please click here.
Each year as a PGA of Canada member, you are required to pay your Annual Dues which consist of: National Dues, Zone Dues, Life Insurance, and Liability Insurance. (Tax is applicable on both National and Zone dues) Failure to pay your Annual Dues can result in a suspension of your PGA of Canada Membership.
To access your Annual Dues invoice, please click here.
To access your payment options for your Annual Dues, please click here.
To access our page on Payment Information, please click here.
How to Set up a Payment Plan? Click here
• November 1st: Annual Dues Payment Deadline
• October 24th: Annual Dues Payment Plan Deadline- This is the last day you can enroll in a payment plan for your annual dues
• January 1st: Annual Dues Late Fee Penalty Deadline- This is the last day you can pay your annual dues with the late fee penalty. Failure to pay by this date will result in a suspension of your PGA of Canada membership.
• Before April 1st: The full amount of membership dues paid will be refunded minus an admin fee of $20 plus tax and the insurance amounts being refunded will be prorated by month.
• After April 2nd and until June 30th: Refunds for membership dues will be prorated. If a plastic membership card was mailed out, for a resignation to be complete the membership card must have been received by the National Office on or before the above dates to process the applicable refund.
• As of July 1st: No refunds will be issued for membership dues. Late fees, Admin fees, & NSF charges are non-refundable at any time.
Please note: The PGA of Canada can only refund the credit card that was originally used for the transaction and/or the payee who originally made the payment.
To apply to change your membership category with the PGA of Canada, go to the website to review category definitions (here) and upload your job description outlining your responsibilities at the facility (here). Additionally, business owners will be required to upload proof of ownership.
Your category change request will be reviewed by the National Office Staff. It is the responsibility of the National Office Staff to approve or reject any applications based on the policy approved by the National Board of Directors. The National Office Staff may consult with Zone Office Staff to ensure your application meets the criteria.
Please note: By uploading an incorrect job description, you will be breaching the PGA Code of Professional Conduct and Safe Sport Policy and may be subject to disciplinary sanctions by the PGA of Canada Disciplinary Committee as outlined in the policy.
If you have accepted a new position outside of your current zone, please refer to our “Zone Transfer Procedure” below.
1. Click on the person icon on the top right-hand corner of your screen and select sign in.
2. Click on the black button that says, “Forgot Password?”
3. Enter your PGA of Canada Member ID number and click “Submit”.
4. An email will be sent with a link to reset your password. Please make a new password and try logging in.
Or watch the video tutorial on how to reset your password - click the play button below. If you forget your PGA of Canada Member ID number or are still having trouble logging in to your profile, please contact Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Please click here, to access the Industry Hour Form.
Industry Hours FAQ: click here
The PGA of Canada Insurance Program is mandatory and is included with your annual dues at a minimal cost. What coverage is included?
$5 Million in liability insurance coverage. For more information, click here.
For a requested specific certificate of liability insurance, please click here for the request form and forward it to Sacha Vaillancourt at email@example.com.
To access the general Master Liability Certificate of Insurance, please click here.
$15,000 until the year you turn 70 as part of your PGA of Canada Membership. For more information, please click here.
The Beneficiary Form determines who would receive the $15,000. To update or submit your beneficiary form, please follow the instructions below:
1. Print the form - click here
2. Section 1 - Plan Member Details:
Plan Member ID = your PGA of Canada Membership ID number
Contract Number = 70643
Location/billing group number = please leave this box blank
3. Upload the form to the Documents section of your profile - upload here
4. Mail the original Beneficiary Form to:
BFL Canada - CSI
Attn. Nicholas Landry
2010 - 181 University Ave
Toronto, ON, M5H 3M7
• Class "A" Assistant Golf Coach
• Class "A" Assistant Professional
• Class "A" Associate Professional
• Class "A" Chief Executive Officer
• Class "A" Chief Operating Officer
• Class "A" Club Fitting Specialist
• Class "A" Director of Golf
• Class "A" Director of Instruction
• Class "A" Director of Operations
• Class "A" Emeritus Professional
• Class "A" General Manager
• Class "A" Head Golf Coach
• Class "A" Head Professional
• Class "A" Head Teaching Professional
• Class "A" Manager of Golf Operations
• Class "A" Owner/Operator
• Class "A" Professional
• Class "A" Pro-Manager
• Class "A" Sales Representative
• Class "A" Teaching Professional
• Class “A” Life Professional
• Class “A” Master Professional
• Hall of Fame Member
• Honorary Director
• Honorary Life Member
• Honorary Tournament Professional
Please click here, to access more information about PGA digital membership cards.
Please click here, to directly access your PGA digital membership card.
Plastic Membership Cards: Plastic membership cards are still available if you wish to order one. To order a plastic membership card, please click here, to access the member card request form.
Please note, membership cards will only be sent out to members who are in active standing with the PGA of Canada.
Class “A” Members and Apprentice Professional work in the golf industry and reside outside of Canada. These individuals will be considered Non-Resident. These individuals will not be subject to zone dues unless they wish to hold membership within the last zone that they were affiliated with. The zone will have discretion over the eligibility of the individual to be a part of the zone. Zones have the discretion of whether to allow Non-Resident Members and Apprentice Professionals to play in zone tournaments. Non-residents may not be eligible for some of the group insurance benefits and will not be subject to insurance premiums relating to benefits that they are not eligible to receive.
To apply, please fill out this form - here to provide us with your new contact information. Non-resident applicants will also be required to provide the following:
- Facility Name
- Facility Address
- Facility Website
- Facility Phone Number
- Job Title
- Letter From Your Employer to Confirm Your Employment
If you have any questions about the Non-Resident application, please contact Darcy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1(800)782-5764 ext.224
The Playing Ability Test is standardized testing all applicants must pass in order to be eligible to apply for membership.
Registration costs $175 plus tax. Registration is valid for 1 year from the date of registration. The PAT's are conducted by the Zones, the cost for each additional PAT attempt will range from $150-$215 plus tax.
PAT Target Score:
- 1 round PAT
- No maximum number of attempts per year
- All PAT’s are open to all applicants
- For Men, 49 years of age and under, the course rating plus 9
- For Men, 50 years of age and older, the course rating plus 11
- For Women, 49 years of age and under, the course rating plus 13
- For Women, 50 years of age and older, the course rating plus 15
- For Golfers with Different Abilities, click here to learn more
For the schedule of PAT events (posted by April 1st) and online registrations for PAT's, please click here.
Additional Standards due to COVID-19: click here
PAT Refund Policy:
After the registration deadline for a PAT has passed, no refunds will be issued, and your PAT attempt included with your registration fee will be used - not transferable to another PAT opportunity.
Registration Refund Policy:
Once you attempt a PAT, you are no longer eligible for a refund of your registration fee. After December 31st of the year you registered, no refunds will be issued for that year's registration.
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 (2022 & 2021) run by one of the following:
Golf Canada and its provincial associations, The R&A, USGA, European Disabled Golfers Association (EDGA), NCAA, PGA Tour, Mackenzie PGA Tour Canada, Korn Ferry Tour, Asian Tour, European Tour, PGA Tour Australasia, Sunshine Tour, Challenge Tour, Champions Tour, European Seniors Tour, Korean Tour, LPGA Tour, Symetra 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.
To submit your application form for a PAT exemption, please click here.
Please note that if granted a PAT Exemption, your registration fee will be adjusted to $350 plus tax.
Please send any questions or inquiries to the following email: email@example.com
Before officially becoming a PGA of Canada Apprentice Professional, each applicant must provide the following:
The use of the logo is not just an earned privilege; it is a contractually binding obligation on behalf of the user. If you are not a qualified member in good standing you are not eligible to use the logo or the brand. If you are a qualified member you are eligible to use the logo and the brand name on the condition that you use it only within the prescribed regulations.
To review the Regulations Governing the Use of the PGA of Canada Logo and the Brand Name PGA of Canada, please click here.
For access to the logo file, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Code of Professional Practice
PGA of Canada members, apprentices, and applicants play many roles in the Canadian golf industry, and our Code of Professional Practice is a guideline for ethical conduct in all of those roles. Above and beyond our roles, PGA of Canada members are professionals and at all times will aspire to hold themselves, their fellow members, and the PGA of Canada to conduct and practice standards befitting a professional in the golf industry.
This Code of Professional Practice is based on our core values: trusted brand, progressive leadership, and pride of membership. Each of the commitments are framed by these values.
Please click here, to view the PGA of Canada Code of Professional Practice.
The PGA of Canada offers reciprocal arrangements with Class “A” Members from the following PGA’s:
- PGA of America
- PGA of Australia
- PGA of France
- PGA of Great Britain
- PGA of Germany
- PGA of New Zealand
- PGA of South Africa
In order to become a Class “A” Member with the PGA of Canada using the reciprocal arrangement with the above association, you need to complete the following steps:
- Email Darcy at email@example.com to inform him that you would like to start the reciprocal arrangement process.
- Provide your contact information to set up your account - preferred email address, phone number, mailing address, and date of birth.
- Obtain a letter from your PGA stating that you are a Class “A” Member in good standing.
- Complete a police check with Sterling BackCheck– click here
- Complete the online Respect in Sport Program – click here
- Payment of Annual Dues
If you have any questions about the International PGA Reciprocal Arrangements, please contact Darcy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1(800)-782-5764 ext.224
The PGA of Canada has developed an exciting partnership with the LPGA, opening a pathway for LPGA Class “A” members to join the association. To learn more about this partnership, please click here.
Any LPGA Class “A” members will be exempt from the Play Ability Test (PAT) and will automatically receive 20.0 of the 30.0 credits required to achieve Class “A” status with the PGA of Canada.
Any LPGA member that is looking to become a PGA of Canada member, should contact Darcy at email@example.com or 1(800)-782-5764 ext.224 to initiate the process.
Please refer to the PGA of Canada-LPGA Pathway Chart below for course equivalencies in the PGA Training Academy:
If were previously a PGA of Canada member and want to reinstate back into the association, please click here to fill out our online reinstatement form, complete the following 4 steps or please send any questions or inquiries to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 5: Apprentice Professional Only - Golf Industry Employment Verification
Upload a reference letter from your golf industry employer - here
Leave of Absence:
Any Class “A” Member or Apprentice Professional may apply at any time that he/she is in good standing and is not indebted to the Association in any manner whatsoever, for a Leave of Absence. This Leave of Absence shall have a twelve-month time limit and must be pre-approved. A Member on a Leave of Absence shall not be eligible to enter nationally conducted tournaments and shall not be entitled to vote at any Annual General Meeting or special general meeting or hold office as a Director of the Association. Zone privileges will be determined by the Zone Board. Approval for a Leave of Absence is at the sole discretion of the National Board.
To submit your application form for a Leave of Absence, please click here.
Please send any questions or inquiries to email@example.com
If you are currently a PGA of Canada member looking to resign, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your intent to withdraw from the association and the reason. We will update your profile with the necessary changes as well as refund your dues (when applicable).
Please see below, for the steps to update your PGA of Canada profile:
- Log in to your PGA of Canada profile
- Once logged in, click on the top right-hand corner circle icon (will be a picture or your initials)
- When the drop-down menu opens, click “Profile”
- This will lead you to a page that allows you to change your personal information, email, phone number, language, bio, etc.
- If you would like to change your address, click on the “Profile” drop-down menu to the left of your screen and click, “Change Your Address”.
Please click here, to access your member profile directly.
If you have accepted a new position in a different zone than you are currently in or have moved to another province to find work, please email email@example.com to proceed with the necessary steps for a zone transfer. A zone transfer may include a change in your:
• Annual Dues Invoice
• Contact Information
• Member Category (If Applicable)