IPSC Ontario
Upcoming Black Badge Courses
In order for a Canadian citizen to compete in IPSC matches in Canada, successful completion of our Black Badge Safety Training course is necessary. The course consists of a few hours of classroom time and approximately two days of live firing on the range.

Please make certain that you have all of the equipment required to take this Black badge course. You will need a handgun of a caliber 9mm or larger. A suitable holster, at least four magazines or speed loaders and a proper gun belt to carry it all. If you are fairly new to handgun shooting we would also prefer that you have had the equipment long enough to have shot at least one thousand rounds of ammunition through the gun you'll be using for the course, as well as using the magazines, holster and magazine pouches to make certain everything functions as it should. If you are unsure of what is suitable IPSC equipment, please contact your instructor BEFORE you buy anything. They will be able to point you in the right direction so you don't show up at the course with the wrong equipment.

Please do not borrow equipment to take the course. If you do not have all the required equipment, please wait until you do before signing up for a Black Badge course.

All prospective candidates must fill out the Black Badge Program Candidate Information Sheet and send it to the Black Badge Coordinator.

If you have any questions about divisions or the firearms you want to use, you can check these locations for more information:

If you have any questions about the BB training program and costs or policies and procedures you can check the following links:

A Membership Application will be provided for you at your course and the appropriate fee charged. There are also course material fees and instructor/range rental fees.
The Black Badge notification list has been removed, please contact the club reps listed on the Clubs page or the Black Badge Coordinator to find an instructor close to your club.
You can also contact Black Badge Coordinator with your information.

  • One year lapsed
    Simple renewal, unless provisional card holder, then a safety check *
  • Two years lapsed
    Renewal after safety check/recert exercises with Master BB Instructor or BB Instructor if instructor unavailable *
    If provisional card holder, redo of BB course and new Blue Card issued, no charge except for instructor fee.
  • Three or more years lapsed
    Renewal, recert exercises and open book exam (as the rulebook can be changed every three years) to acquaint the returning member with the rule changes *

* In the event skills need improvement, redo of BB course, no charge except for instructor fee..

There are many unique circumstance that can occur with past members who have been away from the Section or Region for extended periods of time. Please email the Black Badge Coordinator if you have any questions, we will try our best to help.

Below is the list of upcoming Black Badge courses.

[Full] Bancroft Black Badge Course at Bancroft , ON (map)

Start Date: Apr 29, 2017
April 29 and 30, if interested, please contact the Black Badge Training Coordinator.


PSA BB Course at Algoma , ON (map)

Start Date: May 6, 2017
May 6 and 7, 2017.
If interested, please contact the Black Badge Training Coordinator

[Full] EOSC May BB Course at EOSC , ON (map)

Start Date: May 7, 2017
Sat May 7, 2017, 9 am to 1 pm.
Sat May 20, 2017, 9 am to 5 pm.
Sun May 21, 2017, 9 am to 5 pm.

Fees and required gear can be found in the "getting started" section.
If interested, please contact the Black Badge Training Coordinator.


[Full] EESA May BB Course at EESA , ON (map)

Start Date: May 12, 2017
May, 12, 13 and 14, 2017.
For details, please contact the Black Badge Training Coordinator.

[Full] Frontenac BB Course at Frontenac , ON (map)

Start Date: Jun 9, 2017
June 9th to 11th, 2017.
If you are interested, please contact the BB Training Coordinator.