In addition to
publishing the Rules of Golf, Golf Canada is committed to train and
educate all golfers that could ultimately lead to national certification
as a Referee.
New for 2019, Golf Canada will be adopting the R&A’s Rules
Education system. One of the main objectives of the Rules Modernization
Initiative was to create consistency around the world in many facets of
the Rules of Golf, including educating and training referees. The exams
that Golf Canada will use and the designation by marks achieved will be
consistent throughout the countries allied to the R&A, such as
Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
This level is only accessible online. For the French seminar, click here
, for the English seminar, click here
Level 1 provides an interesting and easy way to learn the basics of
the Rules of Golf. This level will focus on Etiquette, the principle
definitions and commonly encountered situations on the course. As part
of the Level 1 program, students will be able to test their knowledge by
taking the review questions at the end of each section before
attempting the online Level 1 Exam.
The final exam for this level can be given by Golf Québec but the education webinars are provided by Golf Ontario. Golf Québec only offers French webinars.
There are a few options to complete the level 2 certification in English:
1) You can register with Golf Ontario and select the webinars only option to complete the exam in one of the Golf Québec exam locations (in this case, the exam would be provided in English). To gain access to the Golf Ontario webinars, click on the register button under level 2 on the right side of this page. You will also need to contact Eric Couture at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you wish to complete your exam at a Golf Québec location.
2) You can register with Golf Ontario and select the webinars & workshop option to complete all of the certification requirements via Golf Ontario. Once your seminar is completed and that you have written your exam, please inform Eric Couture at email@example.com
that you have completed your exam.
Level 2 (provincial certification) seminars will be conducted by
provincial golf associations, and the curriculum will begin to look at
the more important playing Rules in detail. Level 2 (provincial) will be
designed for individuals with an involvement in tournament
administration or a desire to have such an involvement.
You will receive the Full Rules of Golf version after you complete your registration for the Level 2 Seminar.
Each seminar will be delivered over a period of six (6) weeks and will have a total of one (1) session per week and the exam will be after the six sessions. All the sessions (excluding the examination) will be a maximum of two (2) hours.
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.
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