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.

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

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.
Please sign up in online Black Badge Course Notification List system. You will be notified by email when Black Badge course at the clubs clubs you selected will be posted below.
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] Crumlin Black Badge is full at Crumlin , ON (map)

Start Date: May 2, 2014
Course Full
Classroom May 2, 6:30pm
Range May 3 and 4, 8 am to 5pm.(Aprox)
Any questions, please contact the Black Badge Training Coordinator

Course full

Algoma BB course at Algoma , ON (map)

Start Date: May 3, 2014
May 3 and 4, 2014.
Any questions, please contact the bb coordinator.

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

Start Date: May 16, 2014
Course is now full

May 16, classroom 7 pm to 11 pm.
May 17, range time 8 am to 5 pm.
May 18, range time 9 am to 5 pm.

All times aproximate, please contact the Black Badge Training Coordinator if you have any other questions about this course.

Course is now full


Eganville BB Course

Start Date: May 23, 2014
May 23, 24 and 25, 2014.

Crean Hill Black Badge Course at Crean Hill , ON (map)

Start Date: May 30, 2014
Black Badge Course at Sudbury, May 30, 31, June 1, 2014.
Classroom May 30, 7pm.
Range May 31 and June 1, 9 am to 5 pm.
Any questions, please contact the BB Training Coordinator.

Crean Hill BB Course at Crean Hill , ON (map)

Start Date: Sep 19, 2014
Sept 19, 20 and 21, 2014 Crean Hill Gun Club.