Level 1 is an easy and interesting way to learn the basics of golf. This level focuses on the game’s etiquette, key definitions, and the most common situations in the field. As part of the Level 1 program, students can put their knowledge to the test by answering summary questions at the end of each section, before tackling the Level 1 online certification exam.
Please click here to begin Level 1.
Please note when you register to participate in the R & A Rules Academy through the Academy’s R & D Rules website, your contact information and other relevant information, including exam results, will be shared with Golf Canada. Golf Canada reserves the right to use this information to communicate with you about rules training, golf education, volunteer opportunities and golf events.
Provincial level seminars are conducted by the provincial golf associations (PA), and the curriculum will begin to look at the more important Playing Rules in detail. Some of the complexities that are found in the Rules of Golf book or the Official Guide on the Rules of Golf are introduced along with also implementing on-course demonstrations. The Provincial level is designed for individuals with an involvement in tournament administration, or a desire to have such an involvement.
- Level 1 certified (online).
Requirements to be Provincially Certified:
- Attend and achieve a minimum of 80% on the Provincial exam, administered by BC Golf
- Complete 50 hours of on-course experience as a Referee
- Complete an additional 10 hours accompanying a Nationally Certified Referee at a championship
Information and registration for the Spring 2023 Provincial Seminar can be found here:
2023 Provincial Rules Seminar Event: Home Page
National level seminars serve to give guidance and advice on refereeing at the highest level. This program is intended for experienced Referees who wish to improve both their technical and practical knowledge as a referee. Please click here to register and for more infomation.
- Provincial level certification (written and practical components completed)
Requirements to be Nationally Certified:
- Attend and achieve a minimum of 80% on the National level exam, administered by Golf Canada
- Complete 100 hours of on-course experience as a Referee, including 10 of those hours accompanying a current Nationally Certified Referee
Handicap System Workshops & Webinars
Attendees will learn how handicap factors are determined, how to compete equitably from different sets of tees, when to post scores and which scores are acceptable for posting. The role of Golf Canada, British Columbia Golf, the Handicap Committee and the Player will be clarified as will how these four groups, working together, make the handicap system work.
World Handicap System Seminars:
Click HERE to see the World Handicap System video put together by Golf Canada. This video is essentially an introduction and walk through of the World Handicap System (WHS) that is now in effect for golf worldwide. It contains overviews and Q & A on the system as well as letting golf club committees know and understand what their new roles and responsibilities are/will be.
Provincial Course Rating Seminars
We’re always looking to develop new course raters for our rating teams. If you are interested in becoming involved in your zone, please contact our office or your zone for more information. Course raters are involved in:
- measuring golf courses
- evaluating obstacles and conditions that affect playing length
- computing a Course Rating and Slope Rating based on the measurements and evaluations
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