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.
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.